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Volume LXIV 


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Actire, ship, passengers for Va. 1774 314 

ADA3I3, William Frederic!: aud W- R. Cutter 
Genealogical and personal memoirs re- 
lating to families of Mass. noticed 380 

Adventure, ship, passenger; for New York 1774 

Adventurer, ship, passengers for Va. 1775 323 

ALB BEE, John Report of Committee on Epi- 
taphs xx 
ALDEN, Frank Wesley John Alden of Ash- 
field, Mass., and Chautauqua Co., N. Y., 
his ancestors and descendants noticed 
ALDEN genealogy, ancestors, and descendants 
of John Alden of Ashfield, JIa*s., and 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y., by F. W. Alden 
noticed 193 
ALDUS and variants 
John, will 1610 245 
John, will 1639 246 
Robert, will 1560 242 
Aldhocse, Robert, will 1615 245 
ALDOVS, Francis, will 1625 245 
Aldowe, Robert, will 1507 240 
Aldotves, Elizabeth, will 1576 243 

John, will 1596 243 
ALDO-srs, Joan, will 1505 240 

Thomas, will 1569 241 
Aldowse, Thomas, will 1504 240 
ALDUS genealogical notice, descendants of 

Thos. 247 
ALL EX, Francis Olcott, notice 203 

Dr. Justin, notice xlvii 
ALLEN genealogy, descendants of Geo. and 
Ralph, by D. A. Thompson noticed 377 

America, colonists, ancestry, vol. 1, by F. 31. 
Smith noticed 97 

American Episcopate, controversy over propo- 
sition for, 1767-74, bibliography, by W. 
Nelson noticed 200 

American Irish Historical Societv, journal, vol. 
9, by T. Z. Lee noticed 301 

American Revolution, New England soldiers in, 
bibliography of lists 64 

Amherst College, class of 1SS3, record of a 
quarter century noticed 9S 

ANDERSON, William Kyle Donald Robertson 
and wife, Rachel Rogers, their ancestry 
and posterity and ancestry of Commo- 
dore Richard Taylor noticed 195 

ANDREWS and variants 
Frank De Wette Inscriptions on grave stones 
in Fairton, N. J., with historical sketch, 
list of signers of Cohansey Compact 1697 
and names of early settlers of Fairfield 
noticed 197 

ASDREWES, Richard, items 54 
Thomas, items 84 

Ann aad Mary, ship, passengers for VF. I. 1699 

Ann and Sarah, ship, passengers for Va. 1698 
254, 256 

Annapolis County, N. S., history, supplementa- 
ry volume iu preparation 88 

ARCHER, John, will 1649 347 

ARCHIBALD genealogy in preparation 191 

ASFORDBT, Susanna, ancestry and descend- 
ants, by R. S. Turk noticed 90 

Ashburnham, Mass., vital records to 1850, ad- 
ditions 375 

Athol, Mass., vital records to 1350 noticed 300 

BADGES, John Cogswell Giles Badger and 
descendants noticed 90 

BADGER genealogy, descendants of Giles, by 
J. C. Badger noticed 90 

BAKER, Henry It. First siege of Louisbarg 
17i5, address before X H. Societv of 
Colonial Wars, 1909 noticed 19S 
Mary Ellen Bibliography of lists of New 
England soldiers 61, Ui, 228, 327 

BARER genealogy, descendants of Eber and 
Lydia (Smith) Baker noticed 193 

BALDERSTON, Lloyd and G. Canby Evolu- 
tion of the American flag noticed 20O 

BALDWIN, Thomas Willianu Vital records 

of Natick, Mass. to 1(<50 noticed 30) 
Vitai records of Wrentham, Mass. to 1550, 

vols. 1 and 2 noticed 301 
BALL genealogy, families of Great BriUin, 

Ireland, and America, 2c ed., by W. B. 

Wright notice! 90 
BALLAXCB, Col. John Green, military record, 

by H. O. Collins noticed 379 
BALLOC, Hosea Si-irr Dr. ComfortStarr.snd 

Cranbrook, Kent, Eng. 7S 
Baltimore, ship, pa-sengers for Md. 1775 3 --5 

BAXCKERgeneak'irv, descendant of Lanrens 
Martyse, by H. '.'.}. Banker noticed 377 

BANKER, Howard James Par:ial record of 
BaiK-ker or B.uiker families of America 
and in particular the descendants of L. M. 
noticed 377 

Barbados. W. I., Jen-s, historical notes, by 
X. D. Davis noticed 100 

Barbados, ship, passengers for Vs. 1698 257 

BARBER genealogy, descendants of Thos. of 
Windsor, Conn, and John :f Worcester, 
Mass., pub. by J. B. White, ed. by L. M. 
Wil-on noticed 377 

Index of Subjects 

Baronial Order of Runnemede, statutes, insti- 
tuted Jan. 6, 1898 noticed 99 
BARTLETT genealogy, descendants of Root., 

in preparation 191 
BATES, William Carver Memoir of Francis 

Jewett Parker noticed 95 
Report of Committee on Papers and Essays 

BATES bulletin, vol.2, sp"cial number noticed 

90; vol. 3, no. 1 noticed 193; vol.3,no.2 

noticed 37? 
BAXTER, Hon. James Phinney Address be- 

fore N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 1910 lx 
Bay State Historical League, publication no. 4 

noticed 196 
BEATTY, John, ancestry and descendants, by 

R. S. Turk noticed 90 
BEDWELL, C. E. A. Brief history of the 

Middle Temple noticed 298 
Beith, ship, passengers for Ya. 1774 108 
BELT, Col. Joseph, memoir, by C. C. Magruder 

noticed 94 
BENNETT genealogy in preparation 192 
BENSON, Charles Best Family of Best in 

America noticed 291 
BEST genealogy, by C. B. Benson noticed 291 
Betsey, ship, passengers for Ya. 1774 110 
BIGG(E), John, will 1539 57 

John, will 1580 56 
BIGG-WITHER, Bev. Reginald Fitz Hugh 

Materials for history of Wither family 

noticed 295 
Biography, catalogne of books, by F. Allaben 

Genealogical Co. noticed 95 
Birthplaces and heredity of leading Americans, 

statements relating to, by F. A. Woods 

noticed 302 
BOLTON, Charles Knowles Memoir of Caleb 

B. Tillinghast noticed 296 
Report of Treasurer xxxvi 
Charles Knowles and Ethel (Stanwood) 

Scotch-Irish pioneers in Ulster and Amer- 
ica noticed 3S0 
Bolton, Mass., vital records to 1S50 noticed 300 

BOOTH, Charles Edwin, ancestry by C. E. 
Booth noticed 378 
Clmrles Edwin One branch of the Booth 
family, showing the lines of connection 
with one hundred Mass. Bay colonists no- 
ticed 378 
Capt. Joseph, journal 1760 in One branch of 
' the Booth family, by C. E. Booth noticed 
■ 378 
Boston, Mass., blue book 1910, by E. E. Clark 
noticed 19B 
city councils, 182S-1908, Roxbury 1846-67, 
Cliarlestown 1847-73, and selectmen of 
Boston 1634-182".;, catalogue noticed 379 
Great Elm tree, notice 285 
Great Elm tree and its scion, report on loca- 
tion with map 141 
Liberty Tree, notice 285 
printing, John Foster, earliest American en- 
graver and 1st Boston printer, by S. A. 
Green noticed 94 
Tremont St., between Court and School, his- 
tory noticed 297 
Boston Tea-Party chapter, Daughters of the 
American Revolution, officers, by-laws, 
and members l&'Og-lO noticed 301 
BOWERS, Elizabeth, notice 1S6 
BOWMAN, James, note 185 
BRAINERD, John Bliss Report of Committee 

on Collection of Records xxi 
BEAY, James, note 79 

BREXTNA LL, Thomas, will, account of execu- 
tors, 1697 33 
BEENTON, William, inventory 1698 26 
BRIANT, Rev. Samuel IngenoU Twenty years 
of Westboroagli Historical Society, ad- 
dress, 1909 noticed 199 
Brimfield, Mass., stage-coaches, a century of 
mail and coach, by M. A. Tarbell noticed 
Bristol County, Mass., probate records 26 
Britannia, ship, passengers for Philadelphia 
1774 314 

Briton, ship, passengers for Carolina 1774 317 

BROWN(E), Abram English, memoir, with 

autograph atd portrait 44; noticed 295 

Albert Waterman, notice lii 

George Waldo Early records of the town of 

Manchester lsll-16, vol 3 noticed 96 
Henry Billings Biographical sketch of Sam- 
uel Tyler noticed 202 
William B. Family history of Jeremiah Fen- 
ton noticed 378 
BROWN(E) genealogy, descendants of Wm. 
of Stafford Co., Va., in preparation 192 

Bunker Hill Monument Association, proceed- 
ings 1909 noticed 99 

BURRAGE, Rev. Henry Sweetser and others 
Genealogical and family history of the 
State of Maine, vols. 1, 2, 3, and 4 noticed 

CADLE, Charles Francis One hundred and 
fifteen colonial ancestors of Cornelias 
Cadle, Muscatine, Iowa noticed 201 
Cornelius, anoestrv, by C. F. Cadle noticed 

Henry Register of the societv of Colonial 
Wars of Mo., 1907-9 noticed 199 

Cambridge Historical Society, publication no. 
4, proceedings, 26 Jan. and 26 Oct. 19«> 
noticed 197 

CASTS Y, George and L. Balderston Evolution 
of the American flag noticed 200 

Candlewood, Ipswich, Mass., history and gene- 
alogy, by T. F. Waters noticed 298 

Carolina, ship, passengers for Ya. 1774 319 

Carolina Packet, ship, passengers for Carolina 
1774 108 

CARTER, Howard Williston Genealogy of de- 
scendants of Thos. Carter noticed 291 

CARTER genealogv, descendants of Thos., bv 
H. W. Carter' noticed 291 

CART, John, descendants, bulletin no. 8, new 
series noticed 90 

CASSON. Herbert Y. Cyrus Hall McCormick, 
his life and work noticed -201 

Catharine, ship, passengers for Philadelphia 
1774 227 

CHAFFIX, William L. Biographical history 
of Robert Randall and descendants no- 
ticed 93 

CHAPIN, Lieut. Seth, Mendon, Mass., notice 
Lient. Seth, Newport, R. I., notice 289 

Charlestown, Mass., city councils 1847-73, in 
Catalogue of citv councils of Boston 1822- 
190S noticed 379 

Charming Molly, ship, passengers for Philadel- 
phia 1774 106 

Charming Nancy, ship, passengers fo *■* "j»- 
delphial774 111 

Chatham, Mass., history, pt. 1, by W. C. Smith 
noticed 96 

CHESTNUT genealogy in preparation 89 

Index of Subjects 

CHICKERING, John, will 1654 136 
Ci"T boys versus couutry boys, birthplace, dis- 
cussion, by F. A. Woods noticed 302 
CX-ARK(E), Dr. Almon W. Clark genealogy 
in U. S., 1541-UHJ7 noticed 91 
Edward L. Boston blue book, 1910 noticed 


Er-v. Frank Gray, notice lix 
Henry Spencer Record of lands and past de- 
scemlants of Henry and Anne Clark who 
settled in N. J. in i72S noticed 193 
John, will 1699 13S 
CLARK(E) genealogv, by A. W. Clark noticed 
descendants of Henry of New Jersey, by 
H. S. Clark noticed 193 
Coh-tsset, Mass., genealogy and history, by G. 

L. and E. O. Davenport noticed 96 
COLE genealogy, descendants of Elisha, by 

J. O. Curtis noticed 291 
COLLINS, Holridge Ozro Military record of 

John G. Ballance noticed 379 
Concord, ship, passengers for Va. 1698 252 
Conosrd, ship, passengers for Va. or Md. 1699 

Contling, genealogy, by T. W. Prosch noticed 


Conn-ecticut, history, legislative, voL 7, 1909-10 
■noticed 379 
register and manual 1910 noticed 380 
Sta,t« librarian, report 1906-8 noticed 297 

COO, Abner, will 1666 137 

COOK genealogy, descendants of Win., in pre- 
paration 192 

COOL1DGE, Henry D. and J. W. Kimball 
Manual for the use of the General Court, 
3910 noticed 302 

COPLEY genealogy, descendants of Thos. of 
Nuffield, Conn. 218 

Country boys versus city boys, birthplace, dis- 
cission, by F. A. Woods noticed 302 

Cranbrook, co. Kent, Eng., historical notice 

St. Dranstan's church, illus. opp. 73 
CROPLEY genealogy in preparation 88 
CUD WORTH notice of family 85 
CUM1EXNGS, Horace Stuart Dartmouth Col- 
lege, sketches of class of 1862 noticed 98 
CUNNINGHAM, Henry Winchester Report of 
Committee on Publications xviii 
Report of Committee on Sale of Publica- 
tions xxii 
Report of Corresponding Secretary xxxiii 
CURRIER, John James History of Newbury- 
port, Mass., 1764-1909, vol. 2 noticed 198 
CURRIER genealogy in preparation 192 

CUKTIS, Joseph O. Descendants of Elisha 
Cole noticed 291 

CUSTER genealogy in preparation 89 

CUTLER, Kobert, will 1611 137 

CUTTER, William Richard Memoirs of N. E. 
Hist. Gen. Society Xlv 
Report of Historian xliii 
William Richard and W.F.Adams Genealog- 
ical and personal memoirs relating to 
families of Mass. noticed 380 

CUTTE2 genealogy, descendants of Richard, 
supplement 288 

Danvers- Mass., vital records to 1650, vol. 2 no- 

tied 300 
Dartmouth College, class of 1S62, sketches, by 

H. 5. Cummings noticed 9s 

Daughters of the American Revolution, Bos- 
ton Tea-Party chapter, officers, by-laws, 
and members 1909-1G noticed 301 

DAVENPORT, Elizabeth Osgood and G. L. 
Genealogies of families of Cohasse:, Mass. 
noticed 96 
George Lyman and E. 0. Genealogies of 
families of Cohasset, Mass. noticed 96 

DAVIS, Andrew McFarland Bibliographical 
puzzle noticed 381 
Two forgotten pamphleteers in the Mass. 
currency controversy, L720-4.0 noticed 381 
Horace Drl Benjamin Go;t. A family of doc- 
tors noticed 295 
Xicholas Darnell Notes on history of Jews 
in Barbados noticed 100 

DAVIS genealogy, descendants of Dolor, in 
preparation 192 

Dawes, ship, passengers for Jamaica 1771 224 

DEFOREST, Emily Johnston John Johnston 
of New York, merchant noticed W 

DEWEV, Louis Marinus James Rising of 
Suffield, ConD., and descendants noticed 
Thomas Copley of Suffield, Conn., and de- 
scendants 248 
Thomas Remington of Suffield, Conn., and 
descendants, supplement 72; noticed 

DICKINSON, Marquis Fayette Memoir of 
George Sumner Mann 103; noticed 379 

DOANE, Alfred Alder Frost genealogy no- 
ticed 292 

DODGE, Martha Ann, memoir liii 
Dorchester, Mass., celebration of 279th anni- 
versary of settlement, proceedings 1909 
noticed 297 

DORR ANCE family inscriptions in Old Sterling 
( Township burying ground, Oneco, Conn. 
noticed 193 

DOUGLAS-LITHGOW, Dr. Robert Alexan- 
der Dictionary of American-Indian place 
and proper names in New England no- 
ticed 299 

Dover, Mass., old home day, proceedings 1909 
noticed 297 

DOWSES, William Ephraim Daniel Edward 
Downes of Dorchester, Mass. and de- 
scendants 370 

DOWNES genealogy, descendants of Edward 
of Dorchester, Mass. 370 

DUBUQUE, Hugo A. Fall River Indian Reser- 
vation noticed 297 

DUNSTER, Elizabeth, notice 186 

DUPUY, Charles Meredith and Herbert Gene- 
alogical history of Dupuy family noticed 

DUPUY genealogy, by C. M. and H. Duray 
noticed 292 

DUSToN genealogy in preparation 89 

DUYCKTN'CK, Whitehead Cornell Summary 
of class meetings and biographical record 
of class of 1?C5, Yale College noticed 382 

DYER, Albion Morris First ownership of Otio 
lands 167, 263, 356 

EATON Family Association, note 191 
Eleanor, ship, passengers for Va. 1698 256 
Eleanor, ship, passengers for Va. or Md. lt"J9 

Eleventh Ohio Battery, see Ohio, Militia, 11 ar- 

Elizabeth, ship, passengers for Md. 1774 19 

Index of Subjects 

Elizabf-tli, ship, passengers for Philadelphia 

1774 108 
Elizabeth, ship, passengers for Va. 1099 3-K' 
Elizabeth, ship, passengers for Ya. 1774 JOS, 

Elizabeth, ship, passengers for Ya. or Md. 1699 

Elizabeth and Ann, ship, passengers for Wert 

Indies 1700 336 
Elizabeth and Judith, snip, passengers for Vs.. 

1700 344 
ELSEY, Nicholas, will 1649 347 
ELY genealogy in preparation 88 
England, emigrants from, 1774-5 18, 106, 2!4. 

England, genealogical research in 51, 135, 23.'. 

surnames, references to, in 1601, by F. K. and 

S. Hitching noticed 381 
EPLEE, Percy H. Master minds at the Com- 
monwealth's heart noticed 199 
Essex County, Mass., court records notice 19: 
Eugenics, report of committee on, 1909, by F. 

A. Woods noticed 302 
EVANS, Katharine Odiorne, notice lvii 
EVERETT, Percival Lowell, notice xlvi 

Sarah Jam', notice 1st 
Experiment, ship, passengers for Pa., Va., or 

Md. 1699 260 

FAIRCHILD, G. M. Journal of American 
prisoner at Fort Maiden and Quebec in 
War of 1812 noticed 95 

Fairfield, X. J., historical notice, in Inscrip- 
tions of Fairtoo, K. J., by F. D. Andrews 
noticed 197 

Fairton, N. J., epitaphs, bv F. D. Andrews no- 
ticed 197 

Fall River, Mass., Indian Reservation, history, 
by H. A. Dubuque noticed 297 

Farmingdale, Me., vital records to 1892 noticed 

FAXON, Dr. John and Hawkes, M. C, suit 
against, brought by C. Lowell, by J. A. 
Spalding noticed 296 
Walter Edward Henry Whorf 303 

FAY, Alan Motley, notice lvi 

FENTON genealogy, descendants of Jeremiah, 
by \V . B. Brown noticed 378 

FERNALD, Dr. Charles Augustus Universal 
international genealogy and of the an- 
cient Fernald families noticed 292 

FERNALD genealogical history of family, by 
C. A. Fernald noticed 292 

FERRIS genealogy in preparation 89 

FILLEBROWN, CharUi Boicdoin Genealogy 
of the Fillebrown family noticed 193 

FILLEBKO WS genealogy, by C.B.Fillebrown 
noticed 193 

FLUKE, Andrew Report Gf Committee to assist 
the Historian xix 
Hon. Joseph Emery, notice liv 
FITCH, John, will 169a ^S 
FIICH genealogy in preparation 89 

Five Johns of Old Dartmouth, by W. A. Wing 
noticed 197 

FXAGG genealogy in preparation 192 

FLINT, Capt. Samuel ar-d William, memoirs, 
by D. VV. King noticed 94 

Fr-bes Memorial library, Oakham, Mass., dedi- 
catory addresses, by H. P. Wright no- 
ticed Zed 

FORBUSH, Thankful, nete lfi 

Fort Maiden, journal of an American prisoner 
at, in the War of 1812. ed. by G. M. F-ir- 
child noticed 95 

FOSTEK, Francis Apthorp Report of Com- 
mittee on Consolidated Index xxi 
Report of Committee on Fi~mce xvii 
John, memoir, earliest American engraver 
and 1st Boston printer, bv S. A. Green 
noticed 94 

FOTHEKGILL, Gerald Emigrants from Eng- 
land 18, 106, 214, 314 
FRANCIS, Tappan Eustis, notice liv 
Free Ma-ou, ship, passengers for Philadelphia, 
l'a , 1774 IS 

FRENCH. Elizabeth Genealogical research in 
England 51, 135, 239, 316 
List of emigrants to America from Liver- 
pool 1697-1707 158, 252, 336 

FRENCH genealogy, descendants of Aaron, in 
preparation 89 

French and Indian war. New Eng'.and soldiers 
in, bibliography of lists 6i 

French Catholics in U. S., reprint from The 
Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 6 noticed 200 

FROST, Dr. Edward Lysander and Thomas 
Gold Frost family in England and Amer- 
ica with special reference to Edmund 
Frost and descendants noticed 194 

FROST genealogy, by A. A. Doane noticed 292 
family in England and America with spec- 
ial reference to Edmund Frost and de- 
scendants, by T. G. and E. L. Frost no- 
ticed 194 

FRYE genealogy in preparation 192 

GARRETT, Samuel B. History of Welcome 
Garrett and descendants noticed 378 

GARRETT genealogy, descendants of Wel- 
come, by S. B. Garrett noticed 378 

Genealogy, catalogue of books, by F. Allaben 
Genealogical Co. noticed 95 

Geographical atlases in Library of Congress, 
list, with biographical notes noticed 200 

GERRISH, IT. B. Hand-list to surnames rep- 
resented by inscriptions in the Hundred 
of Odsey, co. Hertford, recorded in 1908 
noticed 381 

GTMM genealogy, by V. V. Johnson noticed 

GLEASON genealogy, descendants ofThos. of 
Watertown, Mass., by J. B. White, ed. 
by L. M. Wilson noticed 293 
Globe, ship, passengers for Va. 169S 255 
G.obe, ship, passengers for Ya. 1700 S45 

G.'TT, Dr. Benjamin, memoir, by E. Davis 

noticed 295 
G2ANT, Seth, notice 83 
Grantham, N. H., epitaphs, with genealogical 

notes, by T. Hills noticed 3&0 
Great Elm tree, Boston, Mass., notice 285 
Great Elm tree and its scion, Boston, Mass., 

report on location with map 141 

G£££LY, Maj. Gen. Adolphus Washington, 
Richard Ingersoll of ;alem, iiass,, and 
descendants noticed 91 

GEEEN(E), Emanuel Somerset club brasses 
noticed 3u0 
LUhard Henry Greene ;Green) fr-mily of 

Plymouth Colony noticed 91 
Dr. Samuel Abbott, fiftieth anniversary as 
member of Mass. Hist. Society noticed 

Index of Subjects 

GREEN(E) cont'd 

Dr. Samuel Abbott John Foster, earliest 

American engraver and first Boston 

printer noticed 94 

Col. Wm. Prescott, and Groton soldiers in the 

batt i e „™ Bunker HU1 - fa y s - A - Green no- 
ticed 202 

GREEN(E) genealogy, family of Plymouth 

Colony /by R. H. Greene noticed 91 
Greenfield, Mass., settlers 1767-70 notice 188 
GREENLA W,Zucy Hall Abstracts from 1st 

book of Bristol co. probate records 26 
WiUiam Prescott Keport of Librarian xxiii 
Groton Mass., soldiers in battle of Bunker 

iiUi, in Col. Wm. Prescott, memoir, by 

is. A. Green noticed 202 

GUEBARD genealogy in preparation 89 j 

GTLBEBT, William, will 1546 57 

HACKETT, Frank Warren Meade claim no- 
ticed 296 

HALE, Dr. Edward Everett, notice lx 

Oscar Fitzalan Ancestry and descendants of 
Josiah Hale 5th in descent from Sam'l of 
Hartford, Conn., 1637 noticed 191 

HALE genealogy, ancestry and descendants of 
Josiah, by O. F. Hale noticed 191 

n ° e ^r°xh tlle £ n ? iis £ %^' m ^d connections 
of Thos. Hale of Newbury, Mass. 185 

HAL ^ E I tf*^?* 8 from British archives, by 
&. F. McPike, 2d series noticed 91 

HalloweU, Me., history, by E. H. Nason noticed 

HAMILTON, J. G. de Moulhac Presentation 
of portrait of Gov. Abner Nash to North 
Carolina by N. C. Society of the Sons of 
the Revolution noticed 202 

HAML IN, Myra Sautyer Eleazer Hamlin and 
descendants noticed 91 

HAMLIN genealogy, descendants of Eleazer. 

by M. S. Hamlin noticed 91. 
Harvard University, class of 1868, 40th anni- 

versary report of secretary 1668-1908 no- 

need 98 

ClaS 19°9 f 1S94 > report of secretary 1909 noticed 
HASKEN3 notes^ 376 

^ reT ™ticeTtf ital reC ° rdS t0 1850 ' T01 - » 
HAWKES, Dr. Micajah Collins and Faxon J 

suit against, brought by C. Lowell,' by 

J. A. Spalding noticed 296 

HAW K E Jf^P i l Ct8 o f J 0m . British archives, by 
L. F. McPike, 2d series noticed 91 

HATES, Rev. Charles Wells, memoir xlix 
HAT WOOD, Marshall de Lancey Lives of the 

bishops of North Carolina ^noticed 296 
HEILMAN, Bee. U. Henry Descriptive and j 
historical memorials of Heilmau Dale 
Pa. noticed 298 ^ ' 

Heilman Dale, Pa., history and genealogy, by 

U. H. Heilman noticed 298 
Heraldry, catalogue of books, by F. Allaben 

Genealogical Co. noticed 95 &naoen 
Heredity aud American men of science state 

S% r 02 Iating '°' by F! A - ^oods «o- 
Heredity and birthplaces of leading Americans 

statements relating to, by !\ A. Woods 

noticed 302 «uoas 

HETT, Ann, will 1624 239 
HIGGINS, Nathaniel, will 1743 85 

I H lS GDf£0 S' Kev - Francis, notice 88 

Th °^Zl^ t - V " , r tk descendants of Rev 
i *rfc_ci» Higgmson noticed 378 

' mrr : t ' 7 ' Hl 6& lnson "o«C£d 378 

I HILLS, nomas Three ancient cemeteries in 
A. H. near junction boundary lines of 
«^ n ^0 PlainfieId ' "* GrJtham „£ 
Historiometry bibliography, i„ Some deside 
ratam the science of eugenics, by FA 
Woc-is, noticed 392 >"^*-A. 

History, catalogue of books, by F. Allah™ 
Genealogical Co. noticed 95 AUaDen 

HITCHESG, jr. £ and S. References to En- 
hsh surnames in 1601 noticed 381 ° 

HOAR Hon. George Frisbie, statue dedi 
catory exercises lm noticed 201 

HOBBS items 185 

HOBBT genealogy in preparation 89 

HOLLAED, Hugh, will 1655 346 
HOLLAED alias SILKE, Thomas, wiU 1607 

""SKSf.S, En ^^— -tryofRev. 
Itc 7 ha ( raS E ^ ,iShancesta 7 237 

HOOKER genealogy.descendants of Eev Thn= 

hSbTOY P^T" f ° r MarylaDd *» * 
took' ^^ jBdm ? Horton family year. 

HORTON genealogy, descendants of I saaC bv 
B. B. Horton noticed 91 «a«c, oy 

HOVET, J?er. YTbrace Carter First centnrv of 

^S 7 ^" of Da -el, in 
HCCKINS genealogy in preparation 89 
Huguenot Society of South Carolina trans 
actions no. 16 noticed 199 ' trans ' 

HCLI il?' i Men Spooner Brief sketch of the 

HUNT, JohD, note 284 

H1DER, Joha, record of family noticed 293 

^og^^^f d «W« in, bibli- 

India name=- V ^ ti ? gIand / ? !ace and proper 
Lfthlo'w^S^ K - A - A& 

I>GE a R rdof <afm « 0g7, deicen daDts of Rich- 

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Index of Subjects 

Irish Lawrell, ship, passengers for Newfound- 
land 1700 259 

Jews at Barbados, W. I., notes on history of, 
by N. D. Davis noticed 100 

John the Baptist, ship, passengers for Va. 1700 

JOHNSON, Virginia Voigl Gimm family, his- 
tory and genealogy noticed 292 

JOHNSTON, John, memoir, by E.J. de Forest 
noticed 94 

JULIEN, Joseph Francois Baptistan Denis 
Julienno Provencalo noticed 379 

Julienno Provencalo, poem, by J. F. B. D. 
Julien noticed 379 

KELLOGG, Lucy Cutler Rev. Timothy Fos- 
ter Rogers of Bernardston, Mass. noticed 

KENDALL genealogy, family of Austrey, Twy- 
cross, and Smithsby, Eng., noticed 293 

KIBBE, James Allen Francis Olcott Allen 203 

KIDDER fund, report of trustees for 1909 xxxv 

KILBOURN, Dwight C. Bench and bar of 
Litchfield County, Conn., 1709-1909 no- 
ticed 96 

KIMBALL, James W. and B. D. Coolidge 
Manual for the use of the General Court, 
1910 noticed 302 

KING, D. Webster Capt. Sam'l Flint and Wm. 
Flint with 13th annual report of Pea- 
body Historical Society 1908-9 noticed 94 
Henry Melville Sir Henry Vane noticed 296 

Kings County, N. S., history in preparation 

Kingston Packet, ship, passengers for Norfolk, 
Va. 1774 23 

KNAPP, George Broum Report of the Com- 
mittee on the Library xvii 

KNOWLE3, Thomas Henry, notice lxviii 

KNOX, John, notice SO 

LAKE, David Minor and others Descendants 
of Thos. Lake of Stratford, Conn, noticed 

LAKE genealogy, descendants of Thos., by 
D. M., A. E., & A. C. Lake noticed 92 

LAKIN genealogy, by W. H. Manning noticed 

Lamb, ship, passengers for Va. or Md. 1699 337 

Lamb of Dublin, ship, passengers for Va. 1698-9 

LAMBERT, Jesse note 283 

LAMSON, Frank Bailey and Otis Ephraim 
Memorial of Elder Ebenezer Lamson of 
Concord. Mass., his ancestry and descend- 
ants, 1635-1908 noticed 201 

LAMSON genealogy, ancestry, and descend- 
ants of Elder Ebenezer Lamson of Con- 
cord, Mass., by O. E. and F. B. Lamson 
noticed 201 

LAPHAM genealogy, descendants of John, in 
preparation 377 

Laurent, ship, passengers for Grenada 1774-5 

Lawrence kin, by A. Titus noticed 92 

LEARNED, Marion Dexter Abraham Lin- 
coln, an American migration, family Eng- 
lish not German noticed 201 

Lebanon, N. H., epitaphs, with genealogical 
notes, by T. Hills noticed 380 

LEE, Thomas Zauilaur Journal c: :he Ameri- 
can Irish Historical Society, t ; !. 9 noticed 
Lee, Mass., soldiers buried in, by D. M. Wilcox 

noticed 380 
Le Soy Planter, ship, passengers icz Dominica 

1774 24 
LEVERETT, Gov. John, note 2H 
Liberty Tree, Boston, Mass., notice 285 
LILLET, George Leavens, memori-Ll proceed- 
ings, of Senate and House of Eirpresenta- 
tives of Conn, in joint convention, May 
27, 1909 noticed 94 

LINCOLN, Abraham, genealogical memoir, by 
M. D. Learned noticed 201 

LINDSAT Family Association of America, re- 
port 1909 noticed 293 

Litchfield County, Conn., bench and bar, 1709- 
1909, by D. C. Kilbourn noticed 96 

LITHGOW, Dr. Robert Alexander Douglas- 
Dictionary of American-India:: place and 
proper names in New England noticed 

LITTLE, George Thomas and ot'r.ers Gene- 
alogical and family history oi the State 
of Maine, vols. 1, i, 3, and 4 n.ticed 96 

Liverpool, Eng., emigrants from, 1697-1707 
158, 252, 336 

LOGAN, Hon. James inaugural address, 1910 
noticed 295 

LOKEB, genealogical notes on fam£v in Eng- 
land 136 

LOKER alias RIDDELSDALE, Lucr, will 1593 

LOMMAS, note on family 262 

London, Eng., Middle Temple, history, by C. 
E. A- Bedwell noticed 298 

London, ship, passengers for Caroliti 1774 215 

London Packet, ship, passengers for Philadel- 
phia 1774 216 

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadaworra, memo- 
rial statute, Washington, D. C. exercises 
at unveiling, 1909 noticed 296 

LONGLET genealogy, descendants of Elijah, 
by A- W. Stanford noticed 194 

Loulsburg, N. S., siege, 1745, address before 
N. H. Society of Colonial Wars 1909, by 
H. M. Baker noticed 198 

Lovely Lass, ship, passengers for Philadelphia 
1774 112 

LOWELL, Charles, suit against J. Fixon and 
M. C. Hawkes, by J. A. Spaldirj noticed 

Loyalists of Massachusetts, sketches, by J. H. 
Start noticed 297 

Loyalty, ship, passengers for Va. 169? 166 

Lovalty, ship, passengers for Va. or Md. 1699 

LTLE genealogy in preparation S3 
Lynn, Mass., in the Revolution, history, by H. 
K. Sanderson noticed 298 

McALEER, Dr. George Study in oruin and 
signification of the surname McA_eer and 
contribution to McAleer gentil:gy no- 
ticed 293 

McAXEEE history of surname and giiealogy, 
by G. McAleer noticed 293 " < 

McCORMICK, Cyrus Hal!, memoir, :v H.N. 
Casson noticed 201 

McCOSKRT genealogy, descendants of Jas., 
in preparation 377 

Index oj Subjects 

MACKRILL genealogy in preparation 89 
McPIKE, Eugene Fairfield Extracts from 

British Archives on families of Halley, 

Hawley, Pyke, etc., 2d series noticed 91 
Magazine of History, with notes and queries, 

nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 noticed 98; extra 

nos. 9 and 10 noticed 301 

MAGRUDER, Caleb Clarke Colonel Joseph 
Belt, paper read before the Society of 
Colonial Wars in D. C. 1909 noticed 94 
Maine, genealogical and family history, by G. 
T. Little, H. S. Barrage, and A.R. Stubbs, 
vols. 1, 2, 3, and 4 noticed 96 

name, origin of, by A. Matthews noticed 298 

soldiers in the American Revolution, bibli- 
ography of lists 128 

soldiers in the Civil war, bibliography of 
lists 129 

soldiers in French and Indian war, bibli- 
ography of lists 128 

soldiers in the War of 1812, bibliography of 
lists 129 

soldiers, local, bibliography of lists 130 

Manchester, X. H., records 1801-16 vol. 3, in 
Manchester Historic Association Collec- 
tions vol. 10, ed. by G. W. Browne noticed 

Manchester (X. H.) Historic Association Col- 
lections, vol. 4, pt. 2 noticed 198; vol.10, 
ed. by G. W. Browne noticed 96 

MANX, George Sumner, memoir with portrait 
and autograph 103; by M. F. Dickinson 
noticed 379 

MANN genealogy in preparation 192 

MANNING, William H. Lakin family of Gro- 

ton, Mass. 194 
Marlborough, ship, passengers for Savannah, 

Ga. 1774 109 

MAEQUETTE, Pere Jacques, Illinois prayer 
book, facsimile and history, by J. L. H. 
Neilson noticed 95 

Marriage bonds in Mass., 1687-8 188 

Mary, ship, passengers for Philadelphia 1774 


MASON, Theodore West Family record of our 
line of descent from Maj. John Mason of 
Norwich, Conn, noticed 195 

MASON genealogy, one line of descent from 
Maj. John of Norwich, Conn., by T. W. 
Mason noticed 195 

Massachusetts Bay, Province of, acts and re- 
solves, vol. xvi, being vol. xi of the ap- 
pendix, 1757-60 noticed 200 

loyalists, sketches of, by J. H. Stark noticed 
Massachusetts, census, 1905, vol. 1 noticed 100 

federal party in, to 1800, history, by A. E. 
Morse noticed 382 

genealogical memoirs, bv W. R. Cutter and 
W. F. Adams noticed 380 

General Court, manual for the use of, 1910, by 
H. D. Coolidge and J. W. Kimball no- 
ticed 302 

laws revised, and general laws enacted in 
1902-8 inclusive, an amendment to the 
Constitution of the Commonwealth, an- 
notations ami table of change in revised 
laws and in laws subsequent thereto, sup- 
plement noticed 302 

marriage bond-, 1B87-8 188 

paint shops, old, by W. E. Wall noticed 299 

record commi-sioner, report 1909, by H. E. 
Woods noticed 200 

soldiers, bibliography of lists 327 

soldiers in the American Revolution, bibli- 
ography of lists 327 

soldiers in the Civil war, bibliography of 
lists 328 

Massachusetts cont'd 
soldiers in early Indian wars, bibliography 

of lists 327 
soldiers in the Spanish-American war, bibli- 
ography of lists Ml 
soldiers in "the War of 1812, bibliography of 

lists 32i 
soldiers, local, bibliography of lists 331 
Volunteer Infantry, 10th regiment, history, 
by A. S. Roe noticed 99 
Massachusetts, Colonial Society of, publica- 
tions, vol. 4 noticed 381; vol. 11 noticed 
MASSON, Darid, notice xlvi 
MATTHEWS, Albert Origin of the name of 
Maine noticed 298 

MEADE, Richard Worsam, claim of, history, 
by F. W. Hackett noticed 296 

Merrimack Bible Societv, history 1810-1910, by 
H. C. Hovey noticed 299 

MESSENGER genealogical items 286 

Mexican war, Sew England soldiers in, bibli- 
ography of lists 67 

MIDDLEBROOK, Louis Frank Register of 
Middlebrook family, descendants of Jo- 
seph of Fairfield, Conn, noticed 92 

MIDDLEBROOK genealogy, descendants of 
Joseph of Fail-field, Conn., by L.F. Mid- 
dlebrook noticed 92 

MILLER, Ida Farr Report of the Council xv 

Missouri, University of, studies, social science 
series, vol. 2 noticed 98 

MOFFAT, Reuben Burnham Moffat genealo- 
gies, descent from Rev. John Moffat of 
Ulster co., N. Y. noticed 29.3 

MOFFAT genealogy, descendants of John, by 

fi. B. Moffat noticed 293 
Moffatana bulletin, vol. 1, no. 4 noticed 92 
MORGAN, James Sanford, memoir noticed 95 

MORRISON, John H. History of New York 
ship yards noticed 198 

MORSE, Dr. Anion Ely Federalist party in 
Mass. to 180o noticed 382 

MO WRY, William Augustus Concerning Rog- 
er Williams noticed 202 
Descendants of John Mowry of R. I. no- 
ticed 92 

MOWRY genealogy, descendants of John of 

R. I., by W. A. Mowry noticed 92 
MUNGER genealogy in preparation 89 

Nancy, ship, passengers for Jamaica, W. 1. 1774 

Nancy, ship, passengers for Md. 1774 115, 214 
Nantucket, Mass.. lands and land owners, his- 
tory, by H. B. Worth noticed 299 

NASH, Gov. Abner, portrait, address, by J. G. 
de R. Hamilton noticed 202 

NASON, Emma Huntington Old Hallowell on 

the Kenuebcc noticed 197 
Natick, Mass., vital records to 1850, by T. W. 

Baldwin noticed 300 

NEIL, Henry M. Batterv at close quarters no- 
ticed 200 

NEILSON, Col. J. L. Hubert Facsimile of 
Pere Marquette's Iliiuois prayer book, 
history notic-d 95 

NELSON, William Controversy over propo- 
sition for an American Episcopate, 1767- 
74, bibliography noticed 200 
The law and ibr practice of, in New Jersey 
from earliest times noticed 299 

Neptune, ship, passengers for Md. 1774 113 


Index of Subjects 

Neptane, ship, passengers for Philadelphia 1774 

New Brunswick Historical Society, collections, 

no. 8 noticed 97 
New England, soldiers, bibliography of lists 

61, 128, 22S, 327 
New England Historical and Genealogical Beg- 

ister, vol. 4, two editions, notice 190 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 

address 191a), by J. P. Baxter is 
charter lxxii 
Committee on Collection of Eecords, report 

for 1909 xxi 
Committee on Consolidated Index, report for 

1909 xxi 
Committee on English Research, report for 

1909 xix 
Committee on Epitaphs, report for 1909 xx 
Committee on Finance, report for 1903 xvii 
Committee on Heraldry, report for 1909 xx 
Committee to assist the Historian, report for 

1909 Xix 
Committee on Increase of Membership, re- 
port for 1909 xxii 
Committee on the Library, report for 1909 

Committee on Papers and Essays, report for 

1909 xviii 
Committee on Publications, report for 1909 

Committee on Sale of Publications, report 

for 1909 xxii 
Corresponding Secretary, report for 1909 

Council report for 1909 xr 
financial needs lxxi 
Historian, report for 1909 xliii 
Librarian, report for 1909 xxiii 
library, douors, 1909 xxvi 
memoirs xlv 
necrology 1909 xliii 
officers, 1910 v 

proceedings, 1909 77,133; 1910 xii, 2S3 
Treasurer, report for 1909 xxxvi 
New England Society of New Yort, celebration 

Dec. 22, 19u9 noticed 382 
New Hampshire folk-lore and reminiscences of 

New Hampshire life noticed 299 
soldiers, bibliography of lists 133 
soldiers in the American Revolution, bibli- 
ography of IUxs 133 
soldiers in the Civil war, bibliography of lists 

soldiers, local, bibliography of lists 22S 

New Haven Colony Historical Society, pro- 
ceedings 1909* noticed 198 

New Jtrsev, will-mating in, by W. Nelson no- 
ticed' 299 

New York, conspiracies, minutes of the com- 
missioners for detecting and defeariug, 
177S-S1 noticed 97 

New York City, N. T., ship yards, history, by 
J. H, Morrison noticed 198 

Newburyport, Mass., history, Ir6i-:i09, vol. 2, 
by J. J. Currier noticed 198 

News from the Moon and Review of the State 
of the British Nation, vol.7, no. 15, origin 
of, bibliographical puzzle, by A. McF. 
Divis noticed oil 

NICHOLSON, Franris, will 1656 139 

NICEErlSON, Sereno Dwight, meni jir noticed 

NOBLE, Johu, notice lxii 

Nob'.et.orough, Me., records in journal of Elder 
Paiieas 1'ill^b^ry 75, 15i, 374 

North Carolina, bishops of, memoirs, by M. D. 
Hi-- wood noiicid 296 

North Carolina Booklet, vol. 9, no. 1 noticed 


Northampton, ship, passengers for Jamaica 
1774 318 

Northwest Territory, first ownership, history 
167, 263, 356 

NORTON, Walter Whittlesey Some descend- 
ants of John Norton of Branford noticed 

NOETON genealogy, descendants of John of 
Branford, Conn., by W. W. Norton no. 
ticed 92 

ODSET, Hundred of, co. Hertford, surnames 
represented by inscriptions, recorded in 
1908, handlist, by W. B. Gerrish noticed 

Ohio linds, first ownership, history 167, 263, 

Ohio, Militia, 11 artillery, Eleventh Ohio Bat- 
tery at Iuka and Corinth, by H. M. Neil 
noticed 200 

Ohio Society of New York, 16th ed. 1910 noticed 

The Old and the New, no. 3, magazine devoted 
to the history of Hartford, Vt. noticed 

PAIGE, Col. Nicholas, notice 185 

PAINE, Benjamin, will 1698 31 

PARISH, Roswell John Parish of Groton, 

Mass. and descendants noticed 92 
PARISH genealogy, descendants of Johu of 

Groton, Mass., by R. Parish not iced 92 
PAREEB, Francis Jewett, memoir, by W. C. 

Bates noticed 95 
Patience, ship, passengers for Va. 1774 111 
PATTEESON, David Williams Patterson 

family descended from Jus. Patterson of 

Scotland noticed 93 
PATTEESON genealogy, descendants of Jas. 

of Scotland, by D. \Y. Patterson noticed 

PAYNE genealogy in preparation 192 
PEABODT, Selim Hobart and C. H. Pope Pea- . 

body genealogy noticed 195 
PEABODY genealogy, by S. H. Peabody, ed. 

by C. H. Pope noticed 195 

PEABODY Historical Society, report 1908-9 
noticed 94 

Peggy Stewart, ship, passengers for Md. 1774 

PENHALLOW, Charles Sherburne Report of 

Conmittee on English Research viv 
PENN, William, works of, note 376 
PETERSON genealogy in preparation 192 

Philadelphia, Pa., mint, established by Con- 
gress, 1792, history, by F. H. Stewart no- 
ticed 196 

PHILLIPS, John Goddard Memorial of 
Eugene Tappan noticed 202 

PHILLIPS genealogy, descendants of Geo. of 
Waiertown, Mass., in preparation 377 

Pilgrim monument, Provincetown, Mass., con- 

trib^:ors 87 
PILLSBUF.Y, Phineas, journal, extracts 75, 

154, 474 
PIPE R, Bev. George F. Abiam English Brown 


Plainfield. N. H., epitaphs, with genealogies! 
notes, by T. Hills noticed 380 

Index of Subjects 


POFFENBAF.GER Lieia Nye Simpson- Bat- 
tle of Poiat Pleasant, Oct. 10, 1,, i noticed 

Point Pleasant, Weft Virginia, battle, 1774, 
biographical sivtches, by L. N. Simpson- 
Polfeub:-..-ger noticed 99 

POMEROY genealogy in preparation 89 

romance, a:. d history of Eltweed Pomeroy's 
ancestor; in N.rinandy and Eng. noticed 

POPE, Albert Augustus, memoir lxvi 
Rev. Chat-let Henry and S. H. Peabody Pea- 
body genealogy noticed 195 

PORTER genealogy Ln preparation 192 

Portland, Coun.,TrintTy church, memorials and 
other gifts in, by J. H. Sage noticed 30«j 
Trinity church parish, officials, 17C9--909 by 
J. H. sage noticed 198 

PEESCOTT, Col. WCiiam, memoir, by S. A. 
Green noticed .202 

PRICE, Mary, inventory 1698 31 

PROSCH, Charles, record of family, an Conk- 
liug-Proseii fumijy, by T. \Y. Prosch no. 
ticed 292 
Thomas Wi&kam Conkling-Prosch family 
noticed -w 

Proudfoot, ship, passemgers for Grenada 1774 

Provincelown, Mass., Pilgrim monument, con- 
tributors 87 

PCTMAN genealogy, descendants of Andrew, 
by E. C. Wyand noticed 378 

PTKE extracts from British archives, by E. F. 
McPike series maiiced 91 


Quebec, journal of an American prisoner at, 
in the War of 1812, by ed. G. il. Fairchild 
noticed 95 

QCTNCY, Col. John, memorial address, ander 
the auspices of the Quincy Historical 
Society, oy D. II. Wilson andC. F. Aoams 
noticed 95 

Review of the State of the British Nation, vol. 
7, no. 15, and News from the Moon, origin 
of, bib-iographical puzzle, by A. McF. 
Davis noticed 381 

Reward, shir, passengers for Grenada 1774-5 

Reye, see Ray 

REYNOLDS Family Association, report 1909 
noticed 294 

Rhode Island, history, early, by W. B. Weeden 
noticed 300 

RICE, Edward, note 79 
Lewis Frederick, notice lv 

RIDDELSDALE alias LOKER, Lucy, will 1593 

RISING genealogy, descendants of Jas. of 

Suffield, Conn., by L. M. Dewey noticed 


ROBERTSON. Donald and Rachel Rogers, 
their ancestry and posterity by W. K. 
Anderson noticed ltfo 

EOE, Alfred S. Tenth regiment Mass. Volun- 
teer lula- try 1861-4 noticed 99 

ROGERS, Rachel and Donald Robertson, their 
aucestry and posterity, by W. K. Ander- 
son noticed 195 
Rev. Timothy Foster, memoir, by L. C. Kel- 
logg noticed 95 

ROSS, ship, passengers for Va. 1774 110 

Roster Theta Chi Fraternity, membership, list 
noticed 3S2 

Roxbury, Mass., city councils 1846-67, in Cata- 
logue of c:ty councils of Boston 1622-1908 
noticed 579 

Royal Society of Canada, proceedings and trans- 
actions, 3d series, vol. 2 noticed 197 

Russa Merchant, ship, passengers for Md. 1774 

RANDALL genealogy, descendants of Robert, 
by W. E. Chajnu tuAiced 93 

Randolph, Me., vita: records to 1892 noticed 300 
EAVEN, Rev. Cuuon Joihu James, notice xlv 
RAY and variants 

Elizabeth, will 1521 51 

Elizabeth, wil. 17>-»5 59- 

Jonn, will 1539 52 

John, will 1595 55 

Margaret, will 15r>5 51 

Eobert, will 14«2 51 

Robert, will ioou 53 

Eobert, will 15;-s 5-5 
Rate, George, will ;j45 r~ 

John, will 150o 51 

John, will 15*5 ^ 54 

John, wiil lo.s 5; 

Matthew, will 163d 55 

Thomas, will :552 52 

Reve. Agnes, will 1540 5~ 

KAY genealogical notice, descendants of 

Robert 59 
READE record, no. 2 noticed 195 
Rebecca, ship, p_.-ser.gers :' :>r Md. 1774 112 
REMINGTON geue-hogy, descendants of Thos. 

of SunieiTi, L--uu., supplement 72; by 

L. M. Dewey noticed lvo 

Restoration, ship, p-ssec g-rrs for Md. 1771 1:0 
EEVELL geueulugy in pre:;2J-ation s.5 

SAFFIN, John, account concerning his negro, 
Adam 1694 33 

SAGE. John Hall Memorials and other gifts in 
Trinity church, Portland, Conn, noticed 
Officials of firish of Trinity church, Port- 
land, Conn., 1769-1909 noticed 198 

St. John the Baptist, ship, passengers for Va. 

1698 255 
Sally, ship, passengers for Md. 1774 321 
SALTEU, George, will 1698 140 
Sampson, ship, passengers for Maryland 1774 

SANDERSON, E.ward Kendall Lynn in the 
Revolution noticed 29s 

SCARLETT, baptisms, marriages, and burials 
from parish registers of Nayland, co. Suf- 
folk, Eng. S53 

SCHOFF, notice c: family 375 

scotch- Irish pioneers in Ulster. Ire. and Amer- 
ica, by C. K. ind E. S. Bolton noticed 380 

SCRIBNER genei.:ogy, descendants of Beuj., 
in preparation 377 

SEARS, Edward Shailer Caleb Benjamin Til- 
iiugiiast 3 
Memoir of Ca:eb Benjamin Tillinghast no- 
ticed 202 

SHEAFE, Dr. Thomas, wife, note 79 
Shearman, see Sherman 

SHELLY, John Memorials of the family of 
shelly of Great Yarmouth noticed 294 

SHELLY genealog.-, by J. Shelly noticed 294 


Index of Subjects 


SHEPARD, Frederick Job Second supplement i 
to history of Tale class of 1673, academic 
noticed 98 
Isaac, note 79 

SHERLEY, James, items 84 

SHERMAN and variants 
Frederic Fairchild An old American pub- 
lisher, A. Shearman noticed 296 
Jacob, notice 284 

Shearman, Abraham, memoir, by F. F. Sher- 
man noticed 296 

SHUMWAY, Asahei Adams Genealogy of the 
Shuuiway family in U. S. noticed 2*>4 

SHUMWAY genealogy, by A. A. Shumway no- j 
ticed 294 

SILKE alias HOLLARD, Thomas, will 1607 

Battle of Point Pleasant, Oct. 10, 1774, 
noticed 99 

Sims, ship, passengers for Maryland 1774 220 

SISSON genealogy, ancestry and descendants 
of Luther of Easton, Masa., by A- A 
Wood noticed 195 

SKINNER genealogy in preparation 192 

SMITH, Frances M. Colonial familieiof Amer- 
ica, vol. 1 noticed 97 
William Christopher History of Chatham, 
Mass., pt. 1 noticed 96 

SMITH genealogy, descendants of Joieph, in : 
preparation 192 
record of family of Chatham, Moss. 187 

SNOW, Joseph, wife, notice 284 

SNOW genealogy in preparation 89 

SNYDER genealogy, descendants of Adam, in 
Brief history of Andrew Pntman, by E 
C. Wyand noticed 378 

Society, ship, passengers for Ya. 1698 254 

Society for the Preservation of New England 
Antiquities, bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1 noticed 

So'ciety of Colonial Dames of America, Mass. 
register 1905-9, supplement noticed lv9 

Society of Colonial Wars, Conn., papers and 
addresses, vol. 2 of the proceedings no- 
ticed 301 

Society of Colonial Wars, Missouri, register 
1907-9, by H. Cadle noticed 199 

Society of Colonial Wars, New York, addresses j 
before, and year-book for 1906-9 noticed 

Society of Colonial Wars, Ohio, register 1909 j 
noticed 199 i 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ver- ' 
moul, officers, committees, and members, 
and officers of the General Society, 19t>9 
noticed 99 

Society of Mayflower Descendants, New York, 
constitution, bylaws, officers, and mem- 
bers noticed 301 

Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Mass., 
addresses, register of membership, aud 
by-laws 1909 noticed 199 

Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Ohio, 

year-book 1909 noticed 99 
Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Penn., 

proceedings, 1909-10 noticed 362 

Somerset Club, brasses, historical notice, by 
E. Green noticed o'X> 

Sons of the Revolution, see Society of the Sons 

of the Revolution 
Sophia, ship, passengers for Maryland 1774 221 

SPALDING and variants 
Dr. James Alfred Lowell v=. Faxon a^I 

Hawkes, a celebrated malpractice suit in 

Me. noticed 2.->5 
SPAtTLDDTG, Joseph, note 79 
Spanish-American war, New England soldiers 

in, bibliography of lists 71 
Spanlding, see Spalding 

Spencer, Mass., vital records to 1650 noticed J7 
SPOONEE genealogy, descendants of AldeiL, 

by A. S. Huling noticed 294 
SPRCNT. James, historical publications, put. 

under the direction of the North Carolina 

Historical Society, vol. 9. no. 1 noticed 


STACYE genealogy in preparation 88 
Standlinch. ship, passengers for Jamaica, W. I. 
1774 215 

STANFORD, Arthur Willis Elijah Longley 
and descendants noticed 194 

STABK, James Henry Loyalists of Mass. ari 
the other side of the American Revolu- 
tion noticed 297 

STARR, Dr. Comfort, notice 73 

STEPHENS genealogy, descendants of Henry 
of Stonington, Conn., 1668, bv P. Steven* 
noticed 93 

STEVENS, PUmcdon Stephens-Stevens gene- 
alogy, lineage from Henry Stephens of 
Stonington, Co~"n- 1668 noticed 93 

STEWART, Frank H. Ye olde mint, brief de- 
scription of firs: U. S. mint established 
by Congress 1792. at Philadelphia noticed 

STEWART genealogy, descendants of John, 
in preparation 192 

STILES, Dr. Henry Reed, notice li 

STOCKTON, Owen, will 1678 139 

STOCKTON genealogy in preparation 89 

STOKES, Anson Phelpt Stokes records. Notes 
regarding the ancestry and lives of Anson 
P. Stokes and Helen L. (Phelps) Stokes, 
vol. 1, pts. 1 and 2 noticed 379 

STOKES records, ancestry and lives of Anson 
P. Stokes and Helen L. (Phelps) Stokes, 
vol. 1, pts. 1 and 2 noticed 379 

STUBBS, Albert Eoscc-i and others Genealog- 
ical and family history of the State of 
Maine, vols. 1, 2, 3, and 4 noticed 96 

Submission, ship, passengers for Ya. 1698 256 
SUTLLFF, Samuel ifiiton History of family 
of Sntiiff or Sutliae in Eng." and gene- 
alogy of descendants through Nath'l no- 
ticed 196 

STJTLIFF genealogy, bv S. M. Sutiiff noticed 

TAFT genealogy in preparation 192 
TAFT Family News, vol. 1, no. 1 noticed 294 
TALBOT, Edward, note 79 
Solomon Peter Talbot of Dorchester, Mass. 

and descendants r.oticed 196 
TALBOT genealogy, descendants of Peter of 

Dorchester, Mass., by S. Talbot noticed 

TAPPAN, Eugene, memoir, in Publications of 

Sharon Historical Societv, no. 6, ed. by 

J. G. Phillips noticed 202 

TARBELL. STary Annz Stage daes in Brim- 
field, a century of ~iail and coach noticed 

Index of Subjects 


TATLOR, Commodore Richard, ancestry, in 
Donald Robertson and Rachel Rogers, 
their ancestry, by W. K. Anderson no- 
ticed 195 

THAYER, Thomas, note 185 

THOMPSON, David Alien George Allen, 
Ralph Allen. One line of their descend- 
ants in New Jersey noticed 377 

THWING, John, note 284 

TLLLINGHAST, Caleb Benjamin, memoir, by 

C. K. Bolton noticed 296 
memoir, with autograph and portrait 3; 

by E. S. Sears noticed 202 
TLNGLE genealogy in preparation 89, 192 

TLsbury, Mass., Congregational church records, 
notes 80 
vital records to 1850 noticed 300 
vital records to 1850 additions 79 

TITUS, Rev. Anson The Lawrence kin no- 
ticed 92 
John, will 1698 27 

Treinont street, Boston, Mass., history of the 
east side noticed 297 

Tripolitan war, New England soldiers in, bib- 
liography of lists 66 

TUBE, Rudolph Samuel Beatty-Asfordby, 
ancestry of John Beatty and Susanna 
Asfordby and descendants noticed 90 

Twenty-mile Encampment, proceedings of re- 
union and dedication of tablet at Twen- 
ty-mile Stream, Aug. 26, 1909 noticed 100 

Two Friends, ship,, passengers for Philadel- 
phia 1774 219 

TYLER, Samuel, memoir, by H. B. Brown 
noticed 202 

United States, Army, New England soldiers 
in, bibliography of lists 62 

census, 1790-1900 report noticed 100 

Civil war. New Eugland 6oldiers in, bibli- 
ography of lists 67 

Education, bureau of, report of commissioner 
for vear ended June 30, 1909, vol. 2 no- 
ticed 302 

flag, evolution of, by G. Canby and L. Bal- 
derston noticed 200 

Library of Congress, reports of librarian 
and superintendent of the library build- 
ing and grounds, 1909 noticed 302 

mint, established by Congress 1792 at Phila- 
delphia, history, by F. H. Stewart no- 
ticed 198 

Navy, New England soldiers in, bibliography 
oi Lists 62 
University Club, New York, report 1910-1 no- 
ticed 382 
URAN"N genealogy, descendants of Win. 7, 

VALENTINE, John, biographical notice con- 
cerning his connection with the Mass. 
currency controversy 1720-40, by A. McF. 
Davis noticed 381 
TALLOTTON genealogical items 287 
VANE. Sir Henry, memoir, by H. M. King 
noticed 296 

TANS, Hugh, biographical notice concerning 
his connection with the Mass. currency 
cootroversy 1720-40, by A. McF. Davis 

noticed 381 

Vermon: roldiers, bibliography of lists 233 
soldier; in the American Revolution, bibli- 
ography of lists 234 
soldier? in the Civil war, bibliography of 

lii-.: 234 

Vermont cont'd 
soldiers iu the War of '.S12, bibliography of 

lists 234 
soldiers, local, bibliography of lists 235 

VIELE, Kathlyne Knickerbocker Viele - . 250 
years with a Dutch family of New York 
noticed 294 

VIELE genealogy, by K. E. Viele noticed 294 

Virginia, ship, passenger for New England 
1699 25i> 

Virginia, ship , passengers tor V a. 1700 344 

WADSWORTH, Capt. Joseph, wives noticed 

WALL, William E. Oldest paint shops in 

Mass. noticed, 299 
War of 1812. Journal of American prisoner at 
Fort Maiden and Qiebec, ed. by G. M. 
Fairchild noticed 9-5 
New England soldiers in, bibliography of 
lists 66 
WARDELL genealogy in preparation 89 
Waren, see Warren 
WARNER, Robert, note Si 
WARREN and variants 
Edward, will 1576 350 
John, will 1576 318 
John, will 1613 349 
Robert, will 1545 348 
Samuel, will 1637 351 
Samuel Edward, memoir bdil 
Simon, will 1599 350 
Simon, will 1607 350 
Thomas, items 84 
Thomas, will 1556 352 
Thomas, will 1559 349 
Thomas, will 1603 352 
William, will 1601 351 
Waken, Elizabeth, will 1605 352 

Thomas, will 1559 351 
Waeeis, James, will 1594 Sol 
WARREN baptisms, marriages, and burials 
from parish registers of Nayland, co. 
Suffolk, Eng. 353 
genealogical notice, descendants of Robert 
of Wiston, Eng. 354 

Warren, Mass., vital records to 1850 noticed 

WASHBURN, Lucy Adelia Richard Webber 
family noticed 93 

WATERBURY genealogical cotes on family 
in Suffolk co., Eng. .135 

WATERS, T. Frank Candlewood, an ancient 
neighborhood of lpswiea, with geneal- 
ogies of John Brown, Wm. Fellows, and 
Bobt. Kinsman noticed 298 

Wayland, Mass., vital records to 1850 noticed 

WE AD, Kate Easicell Repor: of Committee 
on Increase of Membership xxii 

WEARE, Jeremiah, diary 18>3 

WEBB, Richard, notice 83 

WEBBER, Dr. Samuel G. Diary of Jeremiih 
Weare, Jr., of York, Me. ISO 

WEBBEt genealogy, descendants of Richard, 
by L. A. Washburn notic-A 93 

Weeden, William Babcock Early Rhode Is- 
land, social hutory of the people noticed 

WELLS, Frederick Howard William Wells 
and descendants, 1755-1909 noticed 93 

WELLS genealogy, descendant of Wm., bv 
F. H. Wells noticed 93 


Index of Subjects 

Westborough (Ma??.; Historical Society, 
twenty vears of, s.:dress, by S. I. Brian: 
1909 noticed lay 

Weymouth, Mass.. list cf persons slain aDd es- 
tates lost, 1675-6 notice 386 
vital records to 1660. rob. 1 and 2 noticed 

WHITE, Almira Larki-, Genealogy ofances. 
tors ai-d desoendfcnts of John White of 
Wenhstn and Lancaster, Mass., vol. 4 
noticed 94 
John Barter, pnblister and L. M. Wilson. 
editor, Barber genealogy, descendants of 
Thos. and John noticed 377 
Genealogy of descendants of Thos. Gleason 
of Watertown, Miss,, 1607-1909 noticed 

WHITE genealogy, 1574-1909, descendants of 
John of Wenbam ±nd Lancaster, Mass.. 
vol. 4, by A. L. White noticed 94 

WHITN ET, William Henry, memoir lvii 

WHITTIEE. Charles Cillyer Urann famUy 
of Xest England 7, 116 

WHORF, Edward Henry, memoir, with auto- 
graph and portrait 303 

WICKWARE genealogy, by A- M. Wickwire 
noticed 196 

Wickwire, Arthur Motley Genealogy of 
Wickware family noticed 196 

WIGHT, Joseph Franklin, notice lxix 

WILCOX, Dorvil Miller Soldiers buried in 
Lee. List of six wars in three cemeter- 
ies noticed 380 

WILLBORE. Shadrach, will 1636 29; inven- 
tory 169$ 30; inventory 1698, addition 

William, ship, passengers for Carolina 1774 

William, ship, passengers for Va. 1774 316, 317 

WILLIAMS, Alexander, notice xlvii 
Nathaniel, administratis of estate, 1698 32 
Roger, memoir, by W. A. Mowry noticed 

WILLSON genealogy, descendants of Alexan- 
der, in preparation 192 

WILSON, Lillian May and J. B. White Gen- 
ealogy of descendants of Thos. Gleason 
of Watertown, Mass. 1607-1909 noticed 

WLLTSEE, Jerome Memoir of Philippe M. 
Wiltsee and descendants noticed 295 

WILTSEE genealogv, descendants of Philippe 
M., by J. Wiltiee noticed 295 

WING, William Artltur Five Johns of Old 
Dartmouth noticed 197 

WITHER, Rer. Reginald Fitz Hugh Bigg. 
Materials for history of Wither family 
noticed 295 

WITHER, history of family, by R. F. Bigg- 
Wither noticed 295 

WITHERSPOON, John, descent, notice 80 

WOLCOTT genealogy va preparation 192 

Woman's Relief Corp?, Mj : -., journal of :tth 
annual convention, Feb. loand 17, ~.i>fi 
■noticed 99 
WOOD, Arthur A. Luther Sisson of EastOB, 
Mass., his ancestry and descendants no- 
ticed 19o 
Joseph, will 1698 31 

William, administration of estate 1696 33 
WOODS, Benjamin. lineage, correction 265 
Dr. Frederick Adorns American men of sci- 
ence and the question of hereditv noti:ed 
Birthplaces of leading Americans and :he 

question of heredity noticed 302 
City boys versus country boys noticed 502 
Some desiderata in the science of eugecics 
and bibliography of historiometrv io- 
ticed 302 
Henry Ernest Report of Committee on Hsr- 
aldry xx 
Twenty-second report on public records of 
parishes, towns, and counties of Msss. 
noticed 200 
Woods family of Groton, Mass. 34. 344, 
205, 309 
WOODS genealogy, descendants of SarnT of 

Grotoa, Mass. 34, 144, 2v5, 309 
WORCESTER genealogy in preparation 9» 
Worcester County, Mass., biographies, ten 

great lives, by P. H. Epler noticed 19* 
WORTH, Henry Barnard Nantucket lar-is 

and land owners noticed 299 
Wren, ship, passengers for Md. 1775 325 
Wrentham, Mass., vital records to 1850, vols. 1 

and 2, by T. W. Baldwin noticed 301 
WRIGHT, Henry P. Fobes Memorial library, 
Oakham, Mass., with addresses at layii» 
of corner stone and at dedication noiiotd 
Rev. William Ball Ball family records, gen- 
ealogical memoirs of some Ball families 
of Great Britain, Ireland, and America, 
2d ed. noticed 90 
WYAND, E. Clayton Brief history of Andrew 
Putnam, Christian Wyandt, and Aris-i 
Snyder noticed 378 
WYANDT genealogy, descendants of Chris- 
tian, in Brief history of Andrew Pntnaz, 
by K. C. Wyand noticed 378 

Tale University, bulletin, sixth series, no. *, 
1910, obituary record of graduates noticed 

class of 1865, summary of meetings and bio- 
graphical record, by W. C. Duyckinei 
noticed 382 

class of 1873, history, 2d supplement, by F. 
J. Shepard noticed 98 

class of 1673, history, 2d supplement, appen- 
dix noticed 301 

York, Me., records in journal of Jeremiai 

Weare 180 
York, ship, passengers for New York 1775 S3 
Yorkshire Lawrell. ship, passengers for New- 
foundland 1700 259 






JANUARY, 19 10 


By Edward S. Sears of Winthrop, Mass. 

The death on April 28, 1909, of Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, at 
the age of 66 years and 25 days, removed from his many useful 
activities a public official of noteworthy efficiency and devotion to 
duty, a leading officer in this Society, a wise counsellor, a good 
citizen, and a faithful friend. A student of humanity as well as of 
books, his judgments of men and his estimates of literature were 
sound and just. Singularly free from self-seeking, he gave to every 
interest with which he was identified the best that was in him. He 
was tolerant of the opinions of others, kindly in his personal rela- 
tions, staunch in his friendships, and of absolute integrity. Few 
men indeed have been better loved or more sincerely mourned. 

Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast was born at West Greenwich, Rhode 
Island, April 3, 1843, the son of Pardon and Eunice Tillinghast, 
his mother's maiden name being also Tillinghast. Through both 
parents he was descended from the famous Baptist minister " Elder " 
Pardon Tillinghast, whose name is prominent in the early annals of 
Rhode Island. On his father's side the line of descent was through 
Pardon, 1 Pardon, 2 John, 3 Charles, 4 Pardon, 5 Charles, 6 Pardon 7 ; 
on his mother's side through Pardon, 1 Pardon, 2 John, 3 Thomas, 4 
John, 5 Benjamin, 6 Eunice 7 . 

Removing at an early age with his family to Windham County, 
Connecticut, Mr Tillinghast entered the schools of that county and 
gained an unusually thorough education, partly in the schools, but 
chiefly, as he himself wrote in recent years, " through a natural love 
of books and access to a public library." He was particularly strong 
in mathematics and history, and so well did he improve his oppor- 
tunities that while a very young man he became a teacher and an 
officer in the schools of Windham County. In the spring of 1870 
he came to Boston to take a position as reporter on the Boston 
Journal, to which his wide reading and his taste for literature in- 
clined him. During his nine years' connection with this newspaper, 
filling the position of city editor during the latter part of the time, 
he was an industrious and assiduous reporter, devoting himself no: 
vol. lxiv. 1 

Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast 


only to directing and revising the work of others, but to producing 
compact and accurate chronicles of many important events and 
movements of the day. His tastes led him into the company of 
authors, lecturers and public officials, and he gained not only a wide 
acquaintance with the men of mark in these various branches but an 
intimate familiarity with the affairs of the Commonwealth. Mean- 
while he found time for much reading and began the collection of a 
private library, which he continued throughout his life. He fre- 
quented the libraries and the bookstores and publishing houses, 
making friends with the prominent writers and publishers of the 
period. He was a discr imina ting reader, as the several thousand 
volumes in his library attest. That his companionship was valued 
by many authors of note, autographed gifts of their books in his 
library are evidence. 

But bis newspaper career, useful and congenial as it was, served 
onlv as a preparation and a stepping-stone for his life work. In 
1879 the late John TV. Dickinson was Secretary of the State Board 
of Education and by the law in force at that time was ex-officio 
librarian of the State library, then comprising a few thousand books 
and pamphlets. In June of that year Mr. Dickinson offered Mr. 
Tillinghast the composite position of assistant librarian, clerk and 
treasurer of the Board of Education. From that time till his death 
the library and the educational system of the Co mm onwealth held 
foremost place in his thoughts. Acting as librarian from the first, 
he became State Librarian in 1893, by virtue of Section 3, Chapter 
86, of the Acts of that year, which reads : — "The present assistant 
librarian of the state library shall be the librarian until a successor 
is appointed and qualified." As no successor ever was appointed 
during his life, he held the place till his death. 

Although this law terminated the official connection between the 
library and the Board of Education, so valuable had Mr. Tillinghast 
become to the Board, and so strong were the ties that bound him to 
its members and its work, that every year he was re-elected clerk 
and treasurer, and he gave his services gladly. How arduous were 
those duties, and how indefatigably he labored to perform them, 
his intimate associates alone know. At two different times — notably 
during nearly a year covering the last illness and after the death of 
the late Frank A. Hill, secretary of the Board — Mr. Tillinghast 
performed the duties of secretary ; and until an illness in 1907 con- 
fined him to the house, he never missed a meeting of the Board. 

TVhen the Free Public Library Commission was created in 1890, 
Mr. Tillinghast was appointed its chairman, and though this added 
to his labors and his cares, he gave to the work the same conscien- 
tious attention as to his other duties, so long as he lived. In the 
service, particularly, of the small town libraries, he was most help- 
ful, and the development of the public library system of Massachu- 
setts is largely due to his wise and generous policy. For all these 


Caleb Benjamin Tilling hast 

services to the State he never received a penny beyond his modest 
salary as State Libi-arian. 

In these various public stations, covering so many years, he made 
hosts of friends of all ranks and classes. His intimate knowledge 
of the legislation of the Commonwealth and of its public men, his 
thorough acquaintance with history and with books, aided by a 
phenomenal memory, made him a mine of information from which 
he gave freely to all who sought his aid. Governors, State officials, 
members of Congress and of the Legislature, frequently went to him 
for facts and for advice, which they often found most timely and 
valuable. Many a piece of bad legislation has been averted, many 
a beneficent measure has been carried through, as the result of 
"talking it over with Tillinghast." His knowledge of facts was 
accurate ; his opinions, based on those facts and on common sense, 
were therefore worth the asking and the giving. 

In his social relations Mr. Tillinghast was frank, generous and 
companionable. He delighted in the society of his friends, he was 
unwearied in advancing their interests, he rejoiced with them in 
their happiness and was tenderly solicitous for them in their illnesses 
and misfortunes. Though a man of few words, it was a pleasure 
to be with him, especially on the long rides into the country, on the 
electric cars, which gave him almost his only recreation during the 
later years of his life. For " society " so-called he cared nothing — 
indeed he had a distaste for it. He rarely could be induced to at- 
tend a public dinner or the like, and he seldom visited the theatre. 
For many years he had hardly ever taken a vacation, despite the 
urging of his friends, and on the few occasions when he did go away 
for a brief stay he was apt to cut short his. outing and hasten back 
to his desk. 

• He was pre-eminently the librarian. He loved the work, and he 
was proud of his library ; justly so, for he had brought it up to rank 
with the foremost, both in number of volumes and in the nature of 
its contents. As a reference library, especially of the laws of all 
the States and of all civilized countries on earth, it is the most com- 
plete in this country, if, indeed, any in the world is its equal. He 
kaew his books — knew what was in them and where to find it : 
he knew the needs of the men who used the library, and he made 
his selections accordingly. In a most appreciative tribute to Mr. 
Tillinghast soon after his death, Mr. Warren F. Spalding, secretary 
of the Massachusetts Prison Association, wrote : " He knew more 
things accurately than any other man I ever saw. If he could not 
answer your question, he could tell you where to find the answer. 
He was part of his library. He might have gone elsewhere, at a 
much larger salary, to be the executive officer of a great library, to 
direct subordinates, but from choice he stayed where he knew his 
books and could make others acquainted with them. When he took 
the librarianship it was a place ; he made it a profession." 

6 Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast [Jan. 

Many years ago Mr. Tillinghast began the compilation of a record 
of the members of the Legislature from the adoption of the State 
constitution, and this record, collected from all sources, but chiefly 
by correspondence, he continued up to and including the General 
Court of 1909. The Avork was done at his home, often continuing 
until far into the nisdit, and it involved the writing: of more than 
18,000 index cards — each a brief biography — and more than 75,000 
letters, all in his own hand, at the expenditure of over $4000 in 
postage. This unique and priceless collection of succinct histories 
of nearly every man who ever sat in the Massachusetts Legislature 
is in itself a monument to his tireless industry and his love of bio- 
graphical research. It is to be hoped that it will be secured by the 
Commonwealth for permanent preservation. 

Of large frame and strong constitution, Mr. Tillinghast was in- 
different to fatigue and careless of his health. His friends found it 
hard to make him admit that he was ill, or to induce him to rest, 
even for a day. But those most intimate with him had noticed with 
alarm during the past year or two that his physical condition was 
becoming impaired. He was prostrated by a painful malady on 
April 3, the day he completed his 66th year, and was removed 
to the Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital on the following day. 
Operations failed to overcome the disease, and he died early on the 
morning of the 28th. 

Mr. Tillinghast was elected a member of the Xew England His- 
toric Genealogical Society in June, 1882 ; served on the Committee 
on Amendments to the By-Laws in 1893 ; on the Committee on 
Papers and Essays for 1894-5 ; on the Committee on Publications 
for 1896-7, and as its chairman from 1898 to 1909 ; as a member 
of the Council in 1897-8-9; and as Vice-President for Massachu- 
setts from 1901 to his death. His interest in the Society was deep- 
and warm ; bis services valuable and his counsels salutary. He was 
a member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and the American 
Antiquarian Society ; corresponding member of the "Worcester So- 
ciety of Antiquity, the Chicago Historical Society, the Weymouth 
Historical Society ; member of the Boston Art Club, Boston City 
Club, and Appalachian Mountain Club. 

Though not a college graduate, Mr. Tillinghasts services to the 
cause of education and to literature were honored by Harvard Uni- 
versitv in 1897 bv the desree of Master of Arts, and bv Tufts col- 
lege in 1905 by the degree of Doctor of Literature. 

Mr. Tillinghast was married in Killingly, Connecticut. August 
10, 1862, to Ardelia Martin Wood. Of this marriage, one son, 
Linwood Morton Tillinghast, was born in Killingly July 4, 1865. 
On June 30, 1886, in Boston, he married for his second wife, Mrs. 
Martha Ann (Lane) AVonson of Gloucester, who with his son 
survives him. 


Urann Family of Tew England 


By Charles Collyer Whittier of Boston, Mass. 

1. William 1 Urin, sometimes spelled Uran, Urann, Uren, Txran, 
Touring and Yourin, was probably the ancestor of all bearing tbe name in 
New England. It has not been learned where he came from, but he was 
at the Isles of Shoals as early as 1653, for on 12 Sept. of that year he was 
granted a lot of land there, '• between goodman Jacksone and Wiliam 
Cotton with convenient la[nding ?]." At various times later he was given 
grants of land. He was one of the petitioners " that a Court might be 
held at the Isles of Shoals," also " that the inhabitants might be granted 
the privileges of a town." Like most of the inhabitants of the islands he 
was a fisherman. He died at the Isles of Shoals, and the iuventorv oi his 
estate, filed 11 July 1664, amounted to £433. 12. 8. 

His widow Eleanor married secondly, about 1672, Eichard Woolcome 
or "Willcomb, who purchased part of the estate of "William Urin, deceased, 
17 July 1672. She died in 1699, and in her will, dated 19 Sept. 1699, 
she leaves the balance of her estate to her " five children, son-in-law John 
Muchemore to take care of Joseph Touring to bring him up in the faith of 
God and to such Laming as is convenient for one of his degrees." Eichard 
Gooss or Goss, her kinsman, was one of the overseers of the will. 

Eichard Woolcome and Eleanor had two children : Zacheus, and Anne 
who married John Muchemore. In a petition of John Urin, son of Eleazior, 
to have his brother-in-law John Muchemore administer upon his mother's 
estate, he states that John Muchemore's wife " was his sister on his moth- 
er's side." The will of John Muchemore, dated 11 Feb. 1717-8, mentions 
wife Anne and children John, Eichard, Joseph, William, Sarah, Abigail 
Priest, and Eachel Downs. William Wilkins or Willcomb of Ipswich, 
grandson of Eichard Woolcome of Star Island, was appointed administra:or 
of the estate 11 Aug. 1719. 

Children : 

2. i. 

3. ii. 

4. iii. 

John. 1 



2. John 2 Urin ( William 1 ) was a cordwainer or tanner, and resided at 
Greenland, N. H. He was at Portsmouth, N. H., in 1689, when 
he signed a petition (Mass. Archives, vol. 35, p. 229). On 16 Mar. 
1695-6 he received land in Portsmouth (eight acres) in confirmation 
of a grant given his father, William Urin, in 1653. In 1694 Lis 
name appears as on the jury list, and he held various minor offices 
in the town of Portsmouth from 1700 to 1709. His seat in the 
meeting-house was in the men's side gallery. He was received into 
covenant in the South Church of Portsmouth 9 Jan. 1715, and his 
children were baptized there the following September. He was 
one of the grantees of the town of Epsom, X. H, and his grand- 
children sold their interest in his estate there in 1771. 

He had two wives ; his first one, Abigail, was probably daughter 
of John Westbrook of Portsmouth, who sold his son-in-law, John 
Urin of Portsmouth, land there 21 Mar. 1692 (N. H. Deeds, vol. ':. 
p. 254). He married secondly, 12 Nov. 1086. Eebecca C'atz. 

daughter of James 

and Alice. John Urin. husband to Ret 

Urann Family of New England 



Cate, released his right and title to the estate of her father and 
mother, James and Alice Cate, 8 June 1702. John Urin died about 
1734, and his widow died at Greenland Nov. or Dec. 1745. 
Children, born at Portsmouth : 

5. i. Richard, 3 b. abt. 16£6. 

6. ii. James, bapt. 25 Sept. 1715. 

iii. Wn.nni. bapt. 25 Sept. 1715: with his sisters sold his interest in 
his father's estate to James Brackett by deeds of 2 May 1734 and 
13 Dec. 1735. His name does not appear on the tax lists of 
Greenland, N. H. He was probably that William Urin who was a 
private in the Snow Shoe Company. Capt. Domini Jordan, of 
Falmouth, Me., 14 Apr. 1744. 

7. iv. Joseph, bapt. 25 Sept. 1715. 

v. Ejjeanor, bapt. 25 Sept. 1715 ; was admitted to the church at Green- 
land in 1716 ; m. (II Diamond Currier, son of Richard and Eliza- 
beth (Diamond) of the Isles of Shoals, and the inventory of whose 
estate was filed 8 Aug. 1732 : m. (2) Abraham Crockett of the 
Isles of Shoals, who with wife Eleanor sold his interest in the 
estate of John Urin. deceased, 8 Aug. 1737. 

tL Mary, bapt. 25 Sept. 1715 ; m. Frost. On 13 Dec. 1735 she 

and her brother "William, both of Greenland. N. H.. and she at 
that time being a widow, sold their interest in the estate of their 

TiL John, bapt. 25 Sept. 1715 : probably d. young, as he is not mentioned 
in any of the family deeds. 

3. Edward 2 Urin ( William 1 ) had wife Jane. He purchased, 4 Mar. 

1667-8, of the administrators of "William TJrin's estate, one-half of 
a dwelling house, fish house, boats, etc., at Star Island. On 6 Nov. 
1668, with his wife, he conveyed the same premises to James Blag- 
don of the Isles of Shoals. He was taxed in Boston, Mass., as early 
as 1674, and the same year purchased of Daniel Henchman land at 
the north end of the town, " bounded southwesterly with the street 
leading to the north buryall place." On 2 June 1675 he sold the 
last mentioned estate to Christopher Saise of Charlestown, Mass. 

He was part owner of the shallop PhiRip, of which George 
Manning was skipper. Unfortunately his vessel was one of the 
several captured by Capt. Samuel Moseley in his expedition of 
1674 against the pirates, who were brought into the port of Boston 
2 Apr. 1675. Urin's vessel was returned to him, it being shown 
from his testimony (Mass. Archives) that he had taken no part in 
piracy, and he was discharged. Five of the pirates were convicted 
and condemned to death, others were acquitted, while some were 
pardoned to serve against the Indians. 

Administration on his estate was granted to his widow 31 Oct. 

Children, born at Boston : 

i. Edward. 3 b. 2 June 1669. 
ii. Matthew, b. 16 Nov. 1672. 
iii. Benjamin, b. 25 May 1676. 

4. Francis 2 Urin (William 1 ) was at Ipswich, Mass., as early as 1681, 

and had wife Alice, of whom no record has as yet been found. 
"While there is no direct evidence that he was the son of William 
of the Isles of Shoals, still the names and dates of birth of his 
eluldren, and his occupation of fisherman, should allow him a place 
in that familv. 


XJrann Family of New England 

He died at Ipswich about 1713, and administration on his estate 
was granted to his eldest son, William, 9 Apr. 171-3. 
Children, born at Ipswich : 

8. i. William, 3 b. 5 Aug. 1681. 

ii. Francis, b. 16 Aug. 1685 ; probably d. young. 
iii. John, b. 29 Sept. 1687; probably d. young. 

9. iv. Joseph, b. 23 Feb. 1691-2. 

10. v. Peter, b. 15 May 1694. 

5. Richard 8 Uein (John, 2 William 1 ). The earliest record found of him 
is his marriage at Haverhill, Mass. He was one of the first settlers 
of Penacook (Concord), N. H., and was admitted 5 Feb. 1725. 
The records show that he spent the winter of 1726 at Concord. In 
the division of land he drew lots Nos. 6, 8, and 42. He sold a por- 
tion of these lots to John Wainwright of Ipswich, Mass.. 7 Apr. 1731. 
He was at Concord as late as 1742, when he married his second 
wife, who was of Newbury, Mass., and it may have been this fact 
that induced him to return to Newbury. With Sarah Urin, who in 
the deed is called a spinster, both being of Newbury, he sold land 
« and buildings in Ipswich 11 Apr. 1752 (Essex Deeds, vol. 119, 
p. 39). 

He married first at Haverhill, Mass., 17 Oct. 1717, Mehitable 
Corliss, daughter of John and Mary (Milford), born there 15 May 
1698; and secondly at Newbury, Mass., 22 Nov. 1742, Sarah 
Flood. He died at Newbury 13 Jan. 1776, aged 90 years. His 
children were baptized at Ipswich. 

Children, born at Ipswich : 

11. i. John, 4 bapt. 10 Aug. 1718. 

ii. Mehitable, bapt. 6 Aug. 1721 ; m. Edward Fitzgerald, b. in Ire- 
land; resided at Boscawen, N. H. Children: 1. Jane, b. 1742. 
2. Mary. 3. Sarah. 4. James. 5. Bebecca. 6. Edward. 7. Sus- 
annah. 8. Dorcds. 9. Rachel. 10. John. 11. Martha. 

iii. Mary, bapt. 26 May 1723 ; d. at Bradford, Mass., 25 Nov. 1827. aged 
102 years ; m. at Newbury, Mass., 15 Aug. 1751, Samuel Atwood. 
son of John, bapt. at Bradford 30 Apr. 1727. Children, b. at 
Bradford: 1. Jane, bapt. 12 July 1761 ; m. at Bradford, 30 Aug. 
1788, Joseph Holden of Reading, Mass. 2. Apply, bapt. 2 Oct. 
1763. 3. Tamar, bapt. 9 Mar. 1766 ; m. at Bradford, Oct. 1789, 
Joseph Moores of Haverhill. 4. Ebeneser, bapt. 13 Dec. 1771; 
d. young. 5. Ebenezer, bapt. 13 Jan. 1773. 6. Susannah, bapt. 
23 May 1776. 

iv. Sarah, bapt. 27 Feb. 1725. 

v. James. Neither the date of his birth or baptism has been found. 
It was probably this James who signed a petition to the Mason 
proprietors for a charter of Sutton, N. H. In the division of the 
land of that township he drew lot No. 78 in the first division, and 
lot No. 50 in the second division. The record states that he was 
from Haverhill, Mass. He probably never married. Administra- 
tion on his estate was granted to his father, Richard Uran of 
Dasyfield [? Derryfleld], N. H., 23 Apr. 1753. 

vi. Jonathan.* 

*The identity of this Jonathan is not fully established, but circumstances seem to 
indicate that he belonged to this family. He served, at various times during the 
French and Indian War, from 13 July 1756 to 20 Nov. 1758, as private from Haverhill, 
Mass. He m. in 1755, Abigail Hodgxins, b. at Ipswich, Mass., 21 Sept. 1736, d. at 
■\Virt, N. T., '26 Feb. 1842, aged 105 years. They had 10 children, among whom were 
Abigail, m. 13 Feb. 1792, David Lowell; Susannah, m. 4 Mar. 1790, Josiah Lowell; 
Jonathan, James of Pawlet, Vt., who served in the Revolution; and Salhj, who m. 
Elisha Barrett of Pawlet. Descendants of this family resided in Vermont and New 
York State. 


Urann Family of Xeiu England 


6. Jaiies 5 Urin (John,- William 1 ) was baptized at Portsmouth. N- H., 
25 Sept. 1715. He was a eordwainer or tanner, and resided in that 
part of the town which was set off as Greenland. On 9 Apr. 1734 
he sold all his interest and title in the estate of his father. John 
Urin. to Joshua Brackert. He was taxed at Greenland from 1743 
to 1761. The latter date may indicate the time of his death. The 
first volume of the Greenland records was burnt. 

He had two wives : the first Rebecca : the second Hanxah. whom 
he married previous to 1726, when she was admitted to the Church 
at Greenland. 

Children, born at Greenland. X. H. : 

i. Je>t:y. 4 bapt. in 1726. 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. in 1727 ; d. 20 Nov. 1824 : m. Thomas Beede. son 
of Eli and Mehitable I Sleeper;, b. at Kingston. X H., 1 June 1732, 
d. at Sandwich. X. H., 6 Mar. 1806. Children, b. at Brentwood. 
N. H.. except the first one : 1. Eli. b. at Kingston 20 Aug. 1754 ; 
had wife Hannah. 2. Elizabeth, b. 1 Mar. 1756. 3. John. b. 16 
Mar. 1758; m. Sarah Sleeper. 4. Joanna, b. 22 Mar. 1760: m. 23 
May 1780. -Jeremiah Brown. 5. Abigail, b. 28 Dec. 1761 ; m. 2 Jan. 

. 1809, William Collins. 6. Hannah, b. 9 Oct. 1763. 7. Jacob, b. 22 
Dec. 1765; m. Susannah George. S. Charlotte, b. 12 Dec. 1767. 
9. Thomas, b. 2S Nov. 1771 ; m. 20 Jan. 1805, Nancy Wilder Kim- 
ball ; graduated from Harvard College in 1798 ; studied for the 
ministry, and settled at Wilton. ET. H. 10. Mary, b. 30 Nov. 1773 ; 
m. William Weeks. 

John, bapt. in 1723. 

James, bapt. in 1730. 

Hannah, m. Jonathan Dockran. They sold their interest in the 
estate of their father. James Urin. and of their grandfather. John 
Urin, 1 Jan. 1771. Jonathan Dockran of Greenland sold Joshua 
Brackert all his interest in the estate of his father, Jonathan 
Dockran. 19 Aug. 17-2. 

Paul, resided at Greenland, X. H.. and was taxed there from 1763 
to 1778. This would indicate that he was born about 1742. In 
1771, with his brothers and sisters, he sold his interest in the 
estate of his father and grandfather, which consisted of land at 
Epsom, X. H., to his eousin George Urin. On 22 Oct. 1779. with 
wife Hannah, he sold land and buildings at Greenland. His busi- 
ness was that of tailor. Da the census of 1790 he was located at 
Newmarket, N. H., the family consisting of himself and two 
riL Silas, was one of the grantees of Chatham. N. H. In 1771. when 
he signed the family deed, he was at Newmarket. N. H.. shortly 
afterwards removing to Fremont. N. H. His name does not ap- 
pear in the census of 1790. His wife's name was Hannah. Child, 
b. at Fremont, N. H. : JJartha.' b. 19 June 1772. 
viii. Abigail, m. Samuel Kennison. In 1771. when he and his wife 
signed the family deel. thev resided at Stratham. X. H. 

12. iii. 

13. iv. 


7. Joseph* Urin (John, 2 William 1 ) was baptized at Portsmouth. X/. H., 
. 25 Sept. 1715. He was taxed in the Greenland district of Ports- 
mouth as early as 1717. which would give the year of his birth 
about 1696. His name appears on the tax lists, with a few excep- 
tions, until 1760. which may have been the year of his death. He 
was a member of Capt. Joseph Week's company of Greenland, and 
his name was sent in as a delinquent 15 Oct. 1722. He signed an 
agreement, dated 13 Apr. 1734, with his mother, brother, and sisters, 
for the division of Ms father's estate, which was situated on the 
Great Bay in Greenland. With his wife Rebecca he sold land in 

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Greenland 29 Sept. 1735, "being part of my mother Rebecca Urin's 
thirds in 'the estate of my father John Urin, deceased."' He sold 
Enoch Clark of Greenland land in Epsom, N. H., 4 Apr. 1735. 

He had two wives : the first one Sarah, who was admitted to the 
Church at Greenland in 1723 ; the second one Rebecca, whom he 
married previous to 1735. The names of his children have been 
obtained from the church records and the several deeds. 

Children, born at Greenland, N. H. : 

i. Marcy, 4 bapt. 1725 ; was admitted to the church at Greenland 11 
May 1735. 

ii. Comfort. 

iii. Sarah, m. John Dam. They signed the family deed in 1771. 

iv. Mart, m. Samuel Chapman of Greenland. In 1771 she was a 
widow, and resided at Epsom, N. H. William Walli? of Green- 
land sold Samuel and Job Chapman, sons of widow Chapman, 
land in Greenland 18 Feb. 1766. Jonathan Chapman of Barring- 
ton. N. H., sold his sister Mary Chapman of Greenland, widow, 
his right in the estate of Abigail Chapman, late of Greenland. 
17 Dec. 1756. 

v. Abigail, bapt. in 1731 ; m. abt. 1750, Henry Hobbs, son of Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Morrell), who d. previous to 177i, when she was 
of Berwick, Me. Children: 1. Morrell, b. 23 Nov. 1753; m. 26 
Eeb. 1778, Miriam Brackett, dau. of John and Miriam (Thompson) 
of Berwick. 2. Sarah, b. 18 Mar. 1756. 3. Reuben, b. 18 Jan. 
1758. 4. Nobby, b. 17 Feb. 1760. 5. Amy, b. 13 Apr. 1762. 6. 
George, b. 7 Apr. 1764. 7. Levi, b. 5 Apr. 1766. 8. Henry, b. 3 
Mar. 1768 ; m. Abigail Hamilton, b. 14 Apr. 1772, d. 7 July 1841 ; 
was a well-known Baptist preacher on the York County circuit. 

vi. Solomon, bapt. 1734; d. previous to 1771. His name does not 
appear on the Greenland tax lists. 

vii. Eleanor, m. John Love of Portsmouth. They signed the deed of 

viii. Elizabeth, m. David Ltttlefteld of Wells, Me., where they re- 
sided in 1771. 
14. ix. George. 

8. "William 8 Urin {Francis, 7, William}) was born at Ipswich, Mass., 
5 Aug. 1681. He was a fisherman and resided at Ipswich, where 
he had permission to build a wharf in 1730. It is not known how 
he came into possession of the land that he sold by the following 
deed, though it may have been his father's interest in the estate of 
"William 1 : William Uriu of Ipswich, fisherman, sold Benjamin 
Damrill of the Isles of Shoals " a single dwelling house and a garden 
spot, situated and being upon Star Island in ye Isle oi Shoals, 
bounded N.W. by Deacon Muchamore, N.E. by land formerly be- 
longing to Mr. Fabins, S.E. by land of Dymond's garden and S.W. 
by the sea", dated 25 Feb. 1745-6. 

On 17 Dec. 1755 he sold land and one-half a house formerly set 
off to Martha Uran by the Court of Probate as part of h-rr father 
Smith's estate. The will of Thomas Smith of Ipswich, i r . n holder, 
dated 22 Nov. 1725, mentions wife Martha, sons Thorns, John, 
and Ebenezer, and daughters Martha Urin, Mary Hodgkins, and 
Abigail Gleason. 

He married first (intention recorded at Ipswich 29 Dec. 1706) 
Martha Smith, daughter of Thomas and Martha (Kempt^n), who 
died at Ipswich Dec. 1748 ; and secondly at Ipswich, 27 Mar. 1749, 
widow Rcth Wells, born in 1699, died at Ipswich 19 May 1789, 
ao-ed 90 vears. He died there 15 Jan. 1758. 


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Children, born at Ipswich : 
Martha, 4 b. 18 Nov. 1709; d. abt. 1773; m. aflpswich. 22 Aug. 

1738, Samuel Cresset, sou of William and Anne (Hidden), b. at 

Kowley, Mass., 23 July 1704, d. at Xewbury. Mass., about 1775. 

Children: 1. Anne. b. 7 Apr. 1740; m. John George. 2. Francis, 
• b. 20 Dec. 1741 ; m. Sarah Godfrey. 3. William, b. 6 Apr. 1744; 

m. Mary Carr. 4. James, b. 27 Nov. 1746. 5. Susannah, b. 31 

July 1749 ; m. Thomas Johnson. 
Mary, bapt. 20 July 1712 ; d. at Ipswich 7 Jan. 1713. 
Francis, bapt. S Aug. 1714 ; with other fishermen was drowned at 

sea 7 Apr. 1737, while fishing on the Banks of Canso. 
Mary, bapt. 9 Sept. 1716; d. at Beverly, Mass.. in 1747: m. (int. 

rec. at Ipswich 30 Nov. 1736) Ebenezer Maxwell. Child, b. at 

Beverly: Hannah, b. 3 Nov. 1737. 
Thomas, bapt. 31 Aug. 1718 ; probably d. young. 
Abigail, bapt. 2 July"l721 : d. 5 May 1790; m. (int. rec. at Ipswich 

3 Mar. 1748-9) William Hodgktss. son of William and Elizabeth 

(Clark), bapt. 30 Jan. 1725. Children: 1. William, bapt. 3 Feb. 

1750. 2. Daniel, bapt. 20 Feb. 1757. 
William, bapt. 7 Julv 1723 ; d. 10 Aug. 1723. 
. Axna, bapt. 20 Feb. 1725: d. 8 June 1730. 


9. Joseph* Ueann (Franci*, 1 William 1 ) was born at Ipswich, Mass., 
23 Feb. 1691-2. He was the first one of the family to spell the 
name Urann, a form which has been adopted by many of the family 
at the present time. On 10 Aug. 1729, he purchased land on May 
(now Revere) Street, Boston, which was sold 12 Jan. 1796 by his 
heirs. He was a shipbuilder, and resided in Milk Street, Boston. 
In the fire of 1760 his loss was placed at £73. On 3 June 1761 
he purchased of Nathaniel Breed for £42 a lot of land in "MTIk 
Street, on what was afterwards known as Theatre Alley, and now 
Devonshire Street. This lot stands but a few feet south from the 
present line of Milk Street, and is occupied by the Equitable Build- 
ing. On 23 Oct. 1734 he was appointed a member of the Boston 
fire department, and for a number of years served as captain- 
He married first at Boston, 31 May 1714, Sarah Stacet of 
Ipswich, born Feb. 1689, died at Boston 6 Sept. (another record 
says 7) 1721 ; secondly at Boston, 5 Apr. 1722, Sakah Jamison, 
daughter of William and Sarah (Prise)*, baptized at Charlestown, 
Mass., 29 June 1684, admitted to the Church at Boston 4 Feb. 
1728, died at Boston 25 Mar. 1745 ; and thirdly at Boston, 23 May 
1748, Hannah Tuckeb. born in 1697, died at Boston (burnt to 
death) 2 Oct. 1767. He died at Boston 1 Mar. 1764-5. His chil- 
dren were baptized in the Second Church and Brattle Street Church, 
and the family were buried in the Granary Burving-ground. 

In his will, dated 23 Jan., and probated 8 Mar. 1764-5, he 
mentions his son Thomas, daughter Mary (wife of Richard Sloper) 
and the following grandchildren: Miry (wife of James Kinney), 
Mehitable, Elizabeth, Joseph. William. Rebecca, Hannah and Sarah, 

♦Joseph Urann of Boston and Sarah his wife, daughter to William and Sarah 
Jamison, which Sarah Jamison was sister to Elizabeth Edwards, wife to John Edwards, 
late of Falmouth, Casco Bay, deceased, which said John and Elizabeth died intestate 
and left Elizabeth, their only child, who died intestate and without issue, so that the 
estate of Elizabeth Edwards descends, the one-halt" to the said Joseph Urann and 
Sarah his wife, who for £10 sell Phineas Jones of Falmouth one-quarter part of a 
proprietor's right in Falmouth of John Edwards, which was voted 11 Dec. last. 
Dated 28 Apr. 1735. (York Co. Deed^, vol. 17, p. 83.) 

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children of late daughter Sarah Putman, to each of whom he gave Is. 
The balance of the estate was given to his wife Hannah, who was 
appointed executrix. 

Children, born at Boston : 

i. John, 4 b. 3 Feb. 1714-15 ; probably d. youm?. 

ii. Sarah, b. 16 Dec. 1716 ; d. previous to 17t-5 ; m. at Boston. 19 Feb. 
1735, Joseph Putman, son of Bartholomew and Mary (Putnam), 
b. at Salem, Mass., 1 Aug. 1714. He ni. (2) at Boston. 3 Apr. 
1766, as her second husband. Elizabeth ("^"hitwell) Cumston. dau. 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Archer), b. at Boston 23 Oct. 1719. She 
had m. (1) at Boston, 3 Mar. 1745, Join Cnmston. who d. at 
Boston abt. Nov. 1763. Joseph Putman -I. at Boston 9 July 1788. 
Children, b. at Boston and bapt. at Brsctle Street Church: 1. 
Sarah, b. 17 Sept. 1736; d. in 1744. 2. Mary, b. 5 May 1738; m. 
(int. rec. at Boston 21 Feb. 1760) James Kenney. 3. Mehitvble, 
b. 1 Feb. 1740; m. (int. rec. at Boston 14 Mar. 1765") Robert Earel 
[? Earle]. 4. Joseph, bapt. 1 Nov. 1741: d. 19 Feb. 1741-2. 5. 
Elizabeth, b. 14 Oct. 1742; d. previous to 1786. 6. Joseph, b. 20 
Aug. 1744. 7. Sarah, bapt. 10 Aug. 1746: m. at Boston. 14 July 
1771, Jonathan Carey. 8. William, bapt. 29 Jan. 1749 : d. previous 
to 1786. 9. Bartholomew, bapt. 23 Dec. 17-30 ; d. previous to 1786. 
10. Rebecca, bapt. 23 Mar. 1755; m. at Boston, 1 Dec. 1778, 
Nathaniel Carey. 11. Hannah, bapt. 13 Mar. 1757 ; m. at Boston, 
17 Aug. 1777, Josiah Bradlee. 12. Ebeneser, bapt. 23 Nov. 1760. 
13. John, bapt. 17 Jan. 1762. 

iii. Joseph, b. 14 Feb. 1717 ; probably d. young. 

iv. William, b. 16 Aug. 1719; d. 25 Dec. 1719. 

v. William, bapt. 4 Sept. 1720 ; d. 20 Dec. 1724. 

vi. Mary, b. 4 Sept. 1721 ; d. 14 Sept. 1721. 

vii. Benjamin, b. 15 Jan. 1722-3 ; d. 31 July 1723. 
15. viii. Thomas, b. 3 Feb. 1723-4. 

ix. Mary, b. 23 Mar. 1724-5 ; d. at Boston 24 Sept. 1794 ; m. at Boston, 
21 Apr. 1746, Kichard Sloper, son of Ambrose and Mary (Pick- 
ering) of Portsmouth, N. H.* He was living in 1773. Her will 
was dated 17 Feb. 1794, and probated 30 Dec. 1794, at which time 
she was a widow. She gave all her real estate and one-half of her 
personal estate to her niece. Rebecca* Urann, and the other half 
of her personal estate to her sister, Mary (Sloper) Urann. 

x. Abigail, b. 8 Jan. 1726-7 ; probably d. young. 

10. Peter 8 Urann or Touring {Francis? William 1 ) was bom at Ips- 
wich, Mass., 15 May 1 694. He was a mariner and settled at Glou- 
cester, Mass. As early as 1733 he purchased land at Methuen, 
Mass. In 1741 he was one of the petitioners for a township in that 
part of Methuen now in New Hampshire ; in 1745 he was a resident 
- of that part of the town now Salem, N. H. ; and in 1759 he asked 
for title to land in Salem. He and his descendants changed the 
spelling of the name to Touring. 

•Lieut. Richard Sloper of Dover and Portsmouth, N. H.. b. abt. 1630; m. 21 Oct. 
K58, Mary Sherburne, dau. of Henry and Rebecca (Gibbons . He d. in 1716. Their 
s:n Ambrose Sloper was b. 20 Jan. 1684; m. (1) Marv Pickering, dau. of John and 
Elizabeth (Munden) ; m. (2) Sarah. He d. in 1772. Children : 1. Ambrose ; m. (1) 
Kargaret; m. (2) Esther. 2. Richard, m. Marv Urann of Bos:on. 3. 'William; m. (1) 
5 Feb. 1735, Susannah Babcock of Milton; m. (2) 4 Jan. 175-3, Tams-on Hazeley. 4 
Jrshua. 5. Daniel. 6. Benning, in Revolutionary service. 7. John. m. 29 Mav 1735, 
Hannah Shattuck. 8. Samuel, m. 18 Sept. 1746, Mary Hallowell of Boston. 9.'Mary, 
m. Lucv. 10. Sarah, m. Tucker. 11. Susannah. 12. Olive:. 13. Elizabeth. 

Ambrose Sloper of Portsmouth, N. H. (b. 16S4J, in his will, -^hich was dated 10 May 
1759, and probated 27 May 1772, mentions wife Sarah. He gi~e his real estate to his 
teirs, and in a petition, dated 7 Jan. 1773, to have the real e^ate divided, mention is 
ir.ide of the heirs of Ambrose Sloper (d. in 176S) and R;:hard Sloper, both of 


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He married first at Gloucester, 26 Jan. 1720-1, as her second 
husband, Bethiah ( Elwell ) Rowe. daughter of Isaac and 
Mehitable (Millett) Elwell. She had married" first at Gloucester, 
17 Jan. 1705, Abraham Eowe, son of Hugh and Mary (Pierce), 
born at Gloucester 26 Apr. 16*0, and died there 8 July 1706. 
Bethiah was born at Gloucester 5 Apr. 1682, and died there 19 Feb. 
1723. Peter 3 married secondly at Wenham, Mass., 4 Xov. 1724, 
Sarah Dodge, daughter of John and Ruth (Grover), horn at 
Wenham 9 Mar. 1701-2. 

Child by first wife, born at Gloucester : 

16. i. Peter, 4 b. 16 June 1722. 

Children by second wife, born at Gloucester : 

ii. Francis, bapt. 26 Sept. 1725. 
iii. William, b. 13 Apr. 1727. 
iv. Ltdia, bapt. 15 June 1729. 

11. John* Urin {Richard* John, 3 William 1 ) was baptized 10 Aug. 1718. 

He resided at Rowley, Mass., but attended church at Byfield. where 
his children were baptized. "With his family he removed to Bos- 
cawen, N. H., where they were warned out of town 5 Feb. 1763. 
He signed the Association Test in 1776. In the census of 1790 
the family consisted of himself and two females. On 6 Dec. 1796 
he sold to James Urann of Boscawen several lots of land in Bos- 

He married first at Newbury, Mass., 24 Nov. 1746, Sarah Dctt, 
daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Tenney), baptized 11 Feb. 1721, 
died at Newbury 1 July 1759 ; and secondly at Newbury, 12 June 
1760, Abigail Lattox. 

Children by first wife, born at Rowley : 

i. Mehitable, 5 b. 3 Sept. 1747 ; d. 18 May 1767. 

17. ii. Daniel, b. 10 Apr. 1750. 

iii. Samukl, b. 21 Sept. 1752 ; d. 14 Nov. 1753. 
iv. Samuel, b. 6 Jan. 1754-5. 

18. v. James, b. 9 Nov. 1757. 

Child by second wife, born at Rowley : 
vi. A daughter, b. Sept. 1765 ; d. 16 Jan. 1766. 

12. John 4 Urin (James, 3 Johns William 1 ) was baptized at Greenland, 

N. H, in 1728 ; but his name does not appear on the tax lists 
there. He settled at Philhpstown (now Sanford, Me.) as ear.y as 
1750, where he purchased land of John Dow by deed of 23 May 
1750, in which he is spoken of as of PhiHipstown. late of Green- 
land, N. H. His business was that of tanner and cordwainer. His 
house was built in 1753, as by the deed given for lot No. 9. He 
sold his estate at Phillipstown in 1758, and enlisted 31 Mar. 1759 
for the French and Indian War, serving until 23 Oct. 1761 &s a 
member of Capt. David Bean's company, under Brig.-Gen. Jrde.vjih 
Preble, and was stationed at Fort Pownal, Me. 

In 1762 David Bean and others petitioned for a grant of lane for 
services during the late tvar. A township of six miles square "Bras 
given them, which was afterwards known as Sullivan. Me. JAn 
Urin does not appear to have been one of the grantees of the tovn, 
but he must have settled there previous to 1774. as a deed <r>?n 
24 May of that year by John Urin to Samuel Bean and others men- 
tions the land as situated at Urin's Point. 

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He married at Berwick, Me., 1 June 1752. Phebe Davis. He 
had two wives, but neither the date of marriage nor the name of 
his second wife has as yet been found. As late as 1798 his son 
John was called junior, which would indicate that he was living at 
that time. 

Children : 



John, 5 b. abt. 1767. 






Paul, b. abt. 1778. 

13. James 4 Urin (James, 3 John, 2 William 1 ) was baptized at Greenland, 

N. H., in 1730. He was taxed there from 1743 to 1761. but in 
1758 had the rates abated for the last year. The " History of 
Sanford, Me.," states that he came there from Greenland in 1752, 
and was a cordwainer and tanner. John Thompson, by deed dated 
1 July 1755, sold James Urin one-half of lot No. 40 at Phillipstown 
in consideration of James Urin having conveyed to him one-half of 
lot No. 17, being the same lot that James Urin purchased of his 
brother John Urin 26 May 1752. On 5 June 1758, he gave a 
deed of land at Phillipstown, living a: that time at Berwick, Me. 
He served as private in the French and Indian War, from 6 Mar. 
to 13 Nov. 1760, in Capt. John Wentworth's company. 

'He married, previous to 1756, Anna Thompson, daughter of 
John and Priscilla (Davis), born at York, Me., 7 Jan. 1731-2. 
He died at Berwick previous to 1770. Anna Urin, widow, sold 
to John Parsons all her interest in the estate of her father John 
Thompson, late of Sanford. She married secondly at Berwick, 27 
Jan. 1773, Benjamin Goodridge. 
Children, born at Berwick : 

i. James 6 , b. Aug. 1756 ; served in the Revolution from Berwick, from 
3 July 1775 until 1782, as one of the main guard at Prospect Hill; 
was at Fort George, and at one time in the hospital at Albany. 
Was a United States pensioner, sad the last payment was made 
him 4 Mar. 1820. Settled at Waterboro, Me., where he purchased 
land 19 Dec. 1797. He d. there 11 Peb. 1824- He had wife Anna. 

ii. Jane, b. 2 Apr. 1759. 

iii. Anna, b. 2 May 1760. 

14. George 4 Urin (Joseph, 3 John, 2 William}) was born at Greenland. N. H. 

He was taxed there from 1758 until 176-3, which would give the date 
of his birth about 1737. The tax lists of Greenland are missing for 
the eight years following 1764. He served in the French War as a 
private in Capt. John Pickering's com pan v. from 10 Mav to 13 
Oct. 1768. On 15 Oct. 1771 Sarah Urin of Greenland, widow of 
Joseph, sold "my son George. Urin. all my right, title and interest 
and right of dower or thirds in land in Epsom, which belonged to 
his [Joseph's] father John Urin." That year he purchased the 
interest of the family in the same property ani removed to Epsom. 
On 2 June 1777 he sold land and buildings an Greenland, hounded 
" west by road leading to Rye, north by land of Joshua Stains, east 
by Clement Marsh, deceased. Which piece of land was heretofore 
part of the estate of my father Joseph Urin and came to me (de- 
scended) upon the settlement with my sisters for their share in said 
estate." He signed the Association Tes: in 1776 at Epsom. In the 


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census of 1790 he was at Epsom, and his family consists! of himself, 
wife, two sons, and three daughters. In 1801 he sold all his estate 
at Epsom and probably removed from town. He had wife Mabt. 
Children, born at Greenland, N. H. : 

22. i. Reuben 5 . 

ii. Solomon, b. abt. 1759 ; d. from exposure going from Epsom to 
Portsmouth iu the winter of 1774. 

23. ill. Joseph, b. 28 July 1769. 

iv. John, d. young of consumption. 

v. Mebcy, bapt. at Epsom 1 Aug. 1773 ; m. at Epsom. 8 Jan. 1800, 

Nathan Fogg. 
Ti. Nancy, d. young of consumption, 
vii. Martha, d. unm. 

15. Thomas 4 Urann (Joseph* Francis? William 1 )) was born at Boston 
3 Feb. 1723. He was a shipjoiner in Batterymarch Street, near 
Hallowell's shipyard, and resided in Milk Street. He was promi- 
nent in town affairs and held various offices. For 29 years he was 
a member of the Boston hre department, and for a number of years 
held the position of captain. He served in the Revolutionary War 
as captain of a company of artificers in Col. Richard Gridley's regi- 
ment of artillery from 20 June 1775 to 31 Dec. 1779. In 1777 
he was chosen one of the committee to enforce the law against mo- 
nopolies, and in 1779 he was one of the committee appointed to 
prevent people from going out of town to buy provisions. He pur- 
chased of the heirs the estate left by his father, and on 15 Apr. 1782 
and 15 Oct. 1784 bought additional land in Theatre Alley. 

He was most prominent in the Masonic order ; was made a mem- 
ber of the Lodge of St. Andrew 18 Sept. 1760, and on 30 .Nov. 1772 
was elected Worshipful Master, but served only one year. For a 
number of years he was a member of the Grand Lodge of Masons 
of Massachusetts and took an active part in their deliberations. He 
was one of the when the Green Dragon estate was pur- 
chased for the Lodge of St. Andrew, 20 July 1784. He was a 
member of the Sons of Liberty and of the Boston Tea Party, and 
was one of the guards on the Dartmouth when the tea was thrown 

He married at Boston, 3 Apr. 1751, Makt Slopeb of Ports- 
mouth, N. H., who was born in 1730, and died at Boston (in the 
house of William Andrews) 29 Nov. 1815, aged 85 years. He died 
at the same place 8 Oct. 1792. His will was dated 27 May 1791 
and probated 29 Oct. 1792. It gives to his wife Mary during her 
natural life the income of the estate, which after her death goes to 
his children: Joseph, Thomas, John, Sarah, Margaret, Mary, Samu- 
el, Elizabeth, and Rebecca (son Richard deceased) in equal tenth 
parts as tenants in common. His wife was appointed executrix. 

Children, born at Boston : 
i, Ambrose Slopeb,* b. 7 Nov. 1751; d. before 1791. 
24. ii. Joseph, b. 11 June 1753. 

iii. Margaret, b. 14 Apr. 1755; d. at Boston 29 Sept. 1830: m. at Bos- 
ton, 14 Oct. 1773, John Gammell, son of William and Anr.s. (Page),* 

* John Gammell was admitted to the New North Church, Bostoa, 27 Sept. 1741. 
Anna Gammell owned the covenant S Apr. 1753. Children of William and Anna 
Gammell baptized: Anna, 6 May 1753; William and John, 23 July 1758. 

Mary Page of Boston, spinster, was appointed administratrix of the estste of Anna 
Gammell, widow, of Boston, 3 Aug. 1764. On 7 Sept. 1764 Jere=iah .fage of Danvers 
was appointed guardian over John Gammell, under 14 years of age. 

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b. at Boston 28 May 1752, and d. there 10 Feb. 1>2S. He was a 
resident of Boston, a carpenter by trade, and as such was in the 
construction department of the Revolutionary army, perhaps serv- 
ing his country as faithfully as if engaged in more prominent ser- 
vice. He participated in the Stamp Act riots, and took an active 
part in the Boston Tea Party. Children, b. at Boston: 1. John, 
b. July 1774; d. young. 2. Margaret, b. 8 Dec. 1775 : m. at Boston. 
29 May 1795, Elisha Wood. 3. Thomas, b. 1 May 1777 ; d. young. 
4. Mary, b. 11 Dec. 1778; d. in 1811; m. at Boston. 10 May 1802. 
Elisha Wood, who m. (3) at Boston. 24 June 1813, Sarah Smith ; 
children, b. at Boston : William. Mary Ann. Joseph Sullivan, Eliza- 
beth, Rebecca. 5. Samuel, b. 11 Aug. 1780: d. at Boston 26 Apr. 
1840; m. Dorcas Woods, dau. of John and Dorcas (Smith), b. at 
Lexington, Mass., 26 Aug. 1789, and d. at Boston 10 Oct. 1864. 
6. Thomas, b. 25 Mar. 1782; d. in 1802. 7. Anne, b. 13 Jan. 1784. 
8. William, b. 9 Jan. 1786; d. at Newport. R. I., in 1827; m. (1) 
in 1811, Mary Slocum, dau. of Simeon and Esther (Plimpton), b. 
at Bellingham, Mass., May 1790, and d. at Medneld, Mass., 11 Apr. 
1820 ; m. (2) at Medfleld, 14 Mar. 1822, Maria Antoinette Madey 
of Dedham, Mass., who d. in 1844; five children, b. at Medfleld": 
William, Mary Morse, Asa Messer, John, Margaret. 9. Elizabeth. 
b. 17 Oct. 1787; d. at Chelsea, Mass., 23 Dec."l867. 10. Bebecca. 
b. 9 Sept. 1789; m. and left one child. 11. Bichard. b. 23 Mar. 
1791. 12. Ebenezer Baker, b. 2 Mar. 1793 ; d. at New Orleans, La., 
in 1811, of yellow fever.. 13. Joseph, b. 22 June 1795 ; was a sea- 
man in the War of 1812, taken prisoner and carried to Gibraltar: 
d. on the East Coast of Africa and was bur. on the Island of Zan- 
zibar in 1819. 14. John, b. 10 May 1797 ; d. at Charlestown, Mass.. 

1 Oct. 1863; m. (1) at Boston, 30 Oct. 1828, Hannah D. Collins: 
m. (2) as her second husband, at Charlestown 12 May, 1838, Susan 
Ware (Mayhew) Chapman, dau. of Zaccheus and Pamela (Smith), 
b. at Farmington, Me., Oct. 1802, d. at Boston 25 July 18S0; chil- 
dren : Warren E., Margaret E., Harriet M., Albert Mayhew, Sereno 
Dwight, Frances Adelia. 15. Sarah, b. 30 Jan. 1799 ; d. at Chelsea 
27 Dec. 1869. 16. Maria, b. 3 June 1800. 

iv. Mary, b. 1 Nov. 1756 ; living in 1792. 

25. v. Richard, b. 16 Dec. 1757. 

26. vi. Thomas, b. 1 May 1762. 

vii. Sarah, b. 10 June 1766 ; d. at Boston 9 Sept. 1812 ; m. at Boston. 
20 July 1786, Timothy Healy, whod. at Roxbury, Mass., 9 Oct. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. 15 Oct. 1767 ; d. at Boston 4 Feb. 1826 : m. at Boston. 
20 Dec. 1792, Samuel Andrews, b. at Boston 16 Feb. 1765, d. at 
Charlestown 13 Sept. 1857. Children, b. at Boston: 1. Samuel. 
b. 24 Dec. 1794; d. at Quincy, Mass., 4 Nov. 1870; m. in 1816^ 
Priscilla Rich, dau. of Robert and Achsah, b. at Wellfleet. Mass., 
7 Feb. 1798, d. at Boston 4 Dec. 1882 ; children, b. at Charlestown : 
Samuel Rich, d. soon, George, Samuel Rich, Eliza, Ann Maria, d. 
soon, Ann Maria, Caroline, Benjamin Hincklev, Joseph. 2. Eliza- 
beth, b. 25 Sept. 1799; d. at Boston 13 Mar.*lS16. 3. George, b. 

2 Apr. 1802 ; d. at Boston 5 Mar. 1847. 

27. ix. John, b. 16 Jan. 1769. 

x. Benjamin, b. 30 Mar. 1770 ; d. young. 

xi. Rebecca, b. 22 Apr. 1772 ; d. young. 

xii. Samuel, b. in 1774; living in 1791. 

xiii. Rebecca, b. 26 Dec. 1775 ; d. at Boston 1 Julv 1*14 ; m. at Boston. 

22 Julv 1798, Simeon Mason, d. at Boston 31 Aug. 1836. who m. 

(2) at Boston, 21 Nov. 1822, Charlotte Godfrey. 

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Copied by Mrs. Lccy Haix Greenlaw 
[Concluded from Vol. 63, page 333] 


[204] We, being desired by M r Ebenezer Brenton to apprize the eighth 
part of the " Ship l'eaflower. whereof william Brenton was late lla(t r : as 
fhe Came home from Barbadus ", the said eighth part (and other thing;) 
belonging to the said William Brenton dec'd, do hereby declare that said 
eighth part of the ship Seafiower is worth £75, and we also apprize about 
180 gallons of rum at 3 shillings 6 pence per gallon, and about 200 gallons 
of " Mallefsus " at 20 pence per gallon, together with other personal 
estate. Dated Apr. 1, 1697 and signed by Benjamin Funell, Jn° Jenkins 
and Sam u Pelton. Also John Cary, John Wilkins and Jabez Howland 
being requested by Ebenezer Brenton administrator of the estate of his 
brother William Brenton deceased to apprize a dwelling house in Bristol 
belonging to said estate with land belonging to said house as much as hath 
been improved formerly by the said Brenton dec'd do value said house and 
land at £90. Total inventory of said estate amounted to £288. .04. .08, 
and was sworn to at Bristol, Feb. 19, 1697-8 by M r Ebenezer Brenton 
administrator before John Saffin Esq r Judge of Probate, John Cary Regisf : 
Becorded same day by John Cary Regist rm 

[205] " An account of the Debts of william Brenton of Briitoll Con- 
tracted in his life and what became Due after he Deceaf ed is as follows : 
Yidellefit : " 
" To what the Eighth part of the feaflower was Debt r to Ebenezer Brenton 

before fhe went out to Barbadus & afterw d whileft fhe was the f d W m 

Brentons " 
" To Cafh Bor d of Ebenezer Brenton to be pd in Barbadus & not pd " 
" To thoufand of f hing les fent to Barbadus & fold for three p d net " 
" To Cafh pd M r Richard Jenkins for m r Parkinfon : Money Bor* : " 
" To Cafh pd f d Jenkins for Money Bor" 1 : of M 8 Elizabeth Eliot " 
'•' To Cafh payd f d Jenkins for his Commiffion for s d Eighth " 
" To M r Pool for money pd for f d william Brenton at antogue " 
" To m r Natha 11 Paine Money Due by Bill " 
" To Cafh paid XF liirge for work done " 
" To M r Rowland Robbinfon for a hor is " 
" To Edward Adams for fhoues " 
" to Georg waldron for Glafs " 
'•' To Cafh pd M r Thomas Durffee " 
« To Cafh pd M r Throop " 
" To Cafh pd Cap' Gallup " 
" to James Adams for Sho 5 " 

" To Cloathing the Children fince their father Dec d . " 
"To m r Jerimiah Osborn for Necefsarys for Jahleel " 
Above account sworn to Feb. 22, 1697-8 by M r Ebenezer Brenton ad- 
ministrator before John Saffin Esq r . Ju'ige of Probate, and allowed by him. 
John Cary Regisf : Entered same day\v John Cary Rezis-f. 

[206] Sept. 1, 1696, the estate of William. Brenton of Bristol is debted 
to Ebenezer to sundry goods delivered to the children as follows : To Wil- 


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Ham Brenton, Jr., to Sam 11 Brenton, to Benjamin Brenton, [207] to Jahleel 

Brenton. An account of money paid to several persons " y* was Due before 

W m Brenton went to Barbadus ", viz : 

'*' Payd to Edward Adams for fhoes & Leather " 

u Payde to James Adams for Shoes " 

" Payd to M r John Birge for work" 

Entered Feb. 22, 1697-8 by John Cary Regist 1 

Will of John Titus of Rehoboth dated Nov. 1, 1697, he "being Very 
fick & weake ". To my Beloved wife Sarah my new dwelling house and 
barn, one half of my cellar in the old house, one half of the house lot my 
house stands on, one half of the homestead that I purchased of John Car- 
penter, one half of my pasture, one half of my meadow at Rose Meadow 
and Bushy Meadow and my plain lot, one half of my second division lot, 
one half of my Neck lot, one half of my meadow at Palmers River which I 
purchased of Joseph Peck Sen r , William Sabin and John Carpenter, one 
half of a nine acre lot at the farther side of homes Plain, one half of a ten 
acre lot that is to be laid out in the thousand acre division, one half of my 
meadow at the forty acres purchased of John Carpenter, one half of .a 
plain lot, £40 estate of commonage in the old bounds of Rehoboth, and one 
half of my salt meadow. All the above I bequeath unto my wife " Dureing 
her Widowhood whilf t fhe Bares my Name ", and at her marriage or 
decease I give it to my eldest son John Titus. I give to my wife at her 
own dispose my cart and plow, chains, yokes and other utensils for husbandry, 
and all my household goods, sheep, cattle, horses [208] and swine (except 
what I shall particularly dispose of to my children) all debts due to me and 
corn and provision towards house keeping. To my eldest son John Titus 
my old house, excepting that part of the cellar I have given to his mother, 
and my shop, also the other half part of above lands bequeathed to her, 
also £40 estate of commonage in the old bounds of Rehoboth, all to be 
possessed by him when he comes to the age of twenty-one, also I give him 
a set of tools for a cooper, " a Broad ax and a Burz, a pair of Chifels and 
an Inch & half and Inch & quarter Borcior anarow ax & Square a feather 
bed & beding a Iron pot and two platter and one Cow & Six Sheep I giue 
my fonne John a fett of Fops & Boxes for a pare of wheeles ". To my 
son Samuel the dwelling house and house lot that was my father's, seven 
acres of land in the second division, the meadow ground of wrights meadow 
and the meadow at forty acres which I purchased of Richard Bo wen, like- 
wise a bed and bed clothes, a narrow axe and £17 estate of commonage in 
Rehoboth, to be possessed of said lands when he comes of age. To my 
son Robert fifty acres at Stormy Bottom, a share of meadow at the great 
meadow, a narrow axe, and my half share of undivided lands in the North 
purchase, to be possessed when he comes of age. To my son Timothy my 
land and swamp upon the Mile River at M r Browns Pond, my meadow at 
M r Browns Pond and £17 estate of Commons in Rehoboth and a narrow 
axe to be possessed of them when he comes of age. To my daughter Lidya 
twenty acres of land that is to be laid out in the two thousand acre division, 
~ a feather Bed which was her mothers and a pott & two platters that was 
her mothers, Marckt with her maiden Name". To "my Daughter" 
Hannah and Sarah twenty acres of land on the east side of Palmers River 
to be equally divided between them, and their mother is to pay to each of 
them a cow when they come to the age of eighteen years. To " my 
Daughter " Elizabeth and Abygail each of them a cow when they come to 

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the age of eighteen years to be paid to them by their mother, also seven 
acres of land at Beveredge hill in the field. To " my Cozen John ffulkr " 
twenty acres of land lying upon the Mill River by the way that leads to 
Kenrick Run, also " I giue him a fett of Tools for a Cooper & a Broad ax 
& a Square that was his Grandfather titus". I hereby engage my wife 
and my son John to fulfil all my engagements which I am under to " my 
Mother Abigail Palm r Dureing her Mariage ftate and likewife if trod fhoold 
order it that my mother fhould be left a widow that they take the Care of 
her according to my Ingagments ". If my wife should marry again and 
the house and land which I have given her during her widowhood return 
to my son John, then she shall be clear of any engagement to my mother, 
and my son John shall fulfil the same. [209] I do appoint my wife Sarah 
Titus executrix and my son John Titus executor of this my will. I give 
to my son Samuel " the Loames & flayes & harnef s & other Vtenfels for 
a weaver to be pofsefsed by him when he comes of age of Twenty one 
years. I do Defire & appoint my Loueing friends Brother Samuel Millard 
and my Brother Leonard Newfum to be my overfeers of this my laft will 
to be helpfull to my wife & forme in the Managment of their Bufines ". 
"Witnessed by Richard Bowen Sen r , Richard Bowen, Samuel Carpenter and 
William Carpenter, of whom the first three all of Rehoboth made oath to 
above will before John Saffin Esq r . Judge of Probate, Jan. 10, 1697-8, 
John Cary Regist r . Entered same day by John Cary Regist 1 : 

Inventory of above estate taken Dec. 8, 1697 by [210] Jonah Palmer, 
William Carpenter and Samuel Millerd, and sworn to at Bristol Jan. 10, 
1697-8 by Sarah Titus executrix and John Titus executor of above will 
before John SafBn Esq r Judge of Probate, John Cary Regisf : Entered 
same day by John Cary Record 1 : Amount, £293..12..06 

[211] John Fitch of Rehoboth, "Being Aged & weak of Body and of 
found & perfect Memory praife be giuen to Almighty God" made his will 
June 20, 1693. To my beloved wife Mary my dwelling house, barn, 
orchard and house lot, all my lands at Mantoms Neck, my nearest lot in 
wachameket lot, being eight acres, all my meadow grounds both salt and 
fresh in Rehoboth, and my commons for her " livelyhood " during her life, 
and at her decease all above house and lands are to be equally divided 
between my four daughters, Mary, Rebecca, Sarah and Hannah if they be 
living, or if any of them be deceased to the heirs of their body. To my 
four above named daughters all the rest of my lands to be equally divided. 
Rest of personal estate and chattels I give to my wife Mary, whom I 
appoint sole executrix. What is left of my personal estate at my wife's 
decease, she shall have power with the advice of my overseers to dispose 
of among my children at her discretion to those that may be most helpful 
to her. I desire my loving friends Nicolas Peck Esquire and Abraham 
Peren to be overseers of this my will. I likewise revoke all former wills 
made by me. Witnessed by Nicolas Peck, Christop r Sanders and William 
Carpenter, of whom Nicolas Peck Esq r . and William Carpenter made oath 
to above will at Rehoboth, Feb. 23, 1697-8 before Jn° Saffin Esq r . Judge 
of Probate, John Cary Regist r ., they testifying [212] that Christop r Sanders 
was present and set his name as a witness at the same time. Entered 
Feb. 23, 1697-8 by John Cary Regist tm : 

Inventory of above estate taken Feb. 1, 1697-8, by Cap 1 Nicolas Peck, 
Richard Bowen Sen 1 ., William Carpenter and Samuel Millerd. , Amount, 
£-357. .05. .03. Said inventory sworn to at Rehoboth, Feb. 23, 1697-8 by 


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Mary Fitch widow of said John Fitch before John Saffin Esq r Judge of 
Probate, John Cary Regisf. Entered same day by John Cary Regist r . 

[213] Will of Shadrach Willbore Sen r of Taunton dated Sept. 12, 1696, 
he " being weake of Body ". To my loving wife Hannah £30 in money, 
two good cows, "and allfo free Liberty to take all the Eftate (that was 
hers) that fhe brought to me from Brantree, what of it is in being at my 
Deceafe, that is Provided y' my f d wife Hannah haue a Defire to Return 
againe to her Children at Brantree, But if my faid wife Hannah will pleafe 
to ftay with my Children & be as a Mother to them, Then my will is, that 
fhe fhall haue y* Vfe of the Beft Room in my Houfe fo long as fhe fhall 
Continue here, and Bare my Name, She fhall be Maintained out of my 
Eftate, as my wife, * * as Concerning my Eldeft Son Samuel wilbore 
(Deceafed) Confidering that I did not in his Life time, Giue vnto him my 
faid Son Samuel wilbore any afsurance by writting of what he Enjoyed, 
Therefore Now 1 do Rattify & confirme what he he [sic] Did Enjoy to belong 
to his wife & Children as it is on the Inventory of his Eftate which was taken 
by Stephen Merick & Ifrael Threfher ". To my son Joseph Wilbore a 
parcel of land at the head of my home lot with the house standing on it on 
the east side of the highway, also six acres on the west side of said highway, 
my lot at Rumford of twenty acres of upland and two of meadow, twenty 
acres lying northerly from Prospect Hill, and about three or four acres of 
land that I bought of Daniel Makeny, provided that said son Joseph Will- 
bore shall pay to his brother John Willbore five pounds "towards the 
Building of him a Houfe ". To my son Shadrach Wilbore the southerly 
side of the land that I bought of James Bell, with the house and barn 
standing on it, also six acres in the plain lying on the northerly side of the 
six acres that I gave to my son Joseph Wilbore, twenty acres of upland 
and two of meadow, that I bought of Moses Knap and Thomas Briggs 
lying at Rumford, and twenty acres lying northerly from Prospect Hill, 
provided said son Shadrach Wilbore shall pay unto his brother Eliazer 
Wilbore £10 towards the building of a house and a convenient cartway 
across his land to the common highway. To my son John Willbore a 
parcel of land at the head of the lots of John Farwell and John Cobb which 
I bought of the widow Mary Andrews and her son Henry Andrews, also 
twenty-three acres of land lying northerly from Prospect Hill, " Joyning 
to j* land y* his Vnkle Jofeph Willbore Gaue to him ", also one half of my 
share in the Dead Swamp. To my son Eliazer Willbore the northerly side 
of that land I bought of James Bell, twenty acres of land [214] lying 
northerly from Prospect Hill " Joyneing to y e land that his Vnkle Jofeph 
willbore gaue to my fon Eliezer willbore ", also one half of my share in 
Dead Swamp. To my son Benjamin Wilbore my house in which I now 
dwell, the barn and lots on which they stand, my meadow and swamp on 
the easterly side of the great River opposite to my house, twenty acres of 
land lying northerly from Prospect Hill, also my little orchard so called, 
always excepting what I have granted to my wife Hannah if she please to 
stay and make use of it. To my daughter Sarah, the now wife of Nathanil 
Hoar, £10 sterling besides what she hath had formerly. To my daughter 
Rebetah, the now wife of Abraham Hathway, the same. To my sons 
Joseph. Shadrach, Eliazer and Benjamin Wilbors and to my grandson 
Samuel Willbore all my purchase right in the old township of Taunton to 
be equally divided among them. I appoint my son Joseph and Shadrach 
Willbore executors of this my will, to whom 1 bequeath £5 in silver money. 
Any land remaining undisposed of to be equally divided among my five 

30 Bristol. County Probate Records [Jan. 

sons. Joseph. Shadrach, John, Eliazer and Benjamin. Notwithstanding all 
than I have bequeathed above to mv children, it shall not cut off or disannul 
any thing that I have engaged or promised to my -wife Hannah, but she 
shall be provided for out of my whole estate if she " do f tay here w tb my 
Children and take a Motherly Care: of them & Continue in my Name". 
Legacies to be paid and then rest of my moveables to be equally divided 
among my five sons. My son Joseph Wilbore '•' fhall take the Charge & 
Care of all my writtings & Books of account". Witnessed by Henry 
Hodges. Israel Thresher and John Heskins, of whom Deacon Henry Hodges 
and John Heskins made oath to above will at Bristol, March 1, 1697-8 
before John Saffin Esq r . Judge of Probate. John Cary Regist r , testifying 
" thati they aHfoe fee Ifrael Threfher figne as a witnefs at the lame time " 
Entered Mar. 1, 1697-8 by John Cary Regist r : 

[215] Inventory of above estate taken Feb. 23, 1697-8 by Thomas 
Lenard. Henry Hodges, Stephen Merick and John Heskins, and. amounting 
to £772..00..G9, [216] was presented and sworn to by Joseph Wilbore and 
Shadhrach Wilbore both of Taunton, sons unto Shadrach Wilbore late of 
Taunton dec'd. before Jn° Saffin Esq r Judge of Probate, Jn° Cary Register, 
March 1, 1697-8. Entered same day by John Cary Regist r . 

Am account exhibited by William Wood and George Wood, administra- 
tors of the estate left by William Wood late of Dartmouth dec'd, dated 
Mar. 1 0. 1 697- 8. Items : 

" To william wood his Dubble portion Eldeft fon " 
" To Georg wood Adm r : with william wood abouef aid " 
" To Jofeph wood payd in lands Next Brother " 
"To thefe three Brethren aboue Named the lands were Divided And 

farther the Adm re hath payd thefe following Legaties To Daniel wood 

payd to his Gaurdian as p* his Receipt " 
" To Jn° wood as p r Receipt Signed by Thomas Mallet " 
" To Jofiah wood payd his Gaurdian David Lake " 
"To m f Mary Mallet p r Receipt figned by Mallet" 
" To Sarah wood as p r her Recept payd " 

" To Margaret wood her Gaurdian David Lake pd as by his Receipt " 
" To Rebecah wood payd her Gaurdian David Lake as by his Receipt ". 
Above account allowed by John Saffin Esq. Judge of Probate Mar. 10, 
1697-8. John Cary Register. Entered May 12, 1 698 by Jn° Cary Regist r . 

[217] Receipt dated Mar. 14, 1697-8, given by David Lake of Tiverton 
guardian of Joseph Wood, son of William Wood late of Dartmouth, to 
George Wood, joint administrator with his brother William Wood of the 
estate left by their father William Wood dec'd. for £33. .13 in full for that 
part of abovesaid estate divided unto said Joseph Wood, to whom I am 
guardian. Entered May 1 2, 1 698 by John Cary Regist rm : 

David Lake of Tiverton, guardian of Margaret Wood and Rebeccah 
Wood, has received of William Wood and George Wood of Dartmouth, 
£67..0<5. Receipt dated May 10, 1697, and entered May 12, 1698 by John 
Cary Regisf 

David Lake has received of W illia m Wood of Dartmouth on the account 
of Josiah Wood son of the late deceased William Wood of Dartmouth £33.. 
13. Receipt dated Feb. 8. ] 697-8 and witnessed by Zacheas Butt and 
Increase Allen. Entered May 12. 1698 by John Cary Regist 1 

Sarah Wood, daughter of W m Wood of Dartmouth dec'd, has received 
from William Wood and George Wood, administrators of the estate of Wil- 
liam Wood of Dartmouth dec'd. the sum of £33. .13. Receipt dated Apr. 14. 



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1697 and entered May 12, 1698 by John Cary Record"" 

Thomas Mallett " of Newport' on Roads Ii'land Lumen Draper " has 
received from William Wood and George Wood administrators of the estate 
of William Wood of Dartmouth deed, the sum of £33..13 " Vpon the 
account of his wiues Portion Mary Mallet". Dated Apr. 14, 1697 and 
entered May 12, 1698 by John Cary Regisf: 

[218J William Wood and George Wood sons of ami administrators of 
the estate of their father William Wood late of Dartmouth deceased, having 
finished their administration are hereby discharged from the same by John 
Saffin Judge of Probate for Bristol County, Mar. 10, 16i>7-8. John Cary 
Regist r : Entered May 12, 1698 by John Cary Regis t r 

Will of Benjamin Paine who is " Now Refident in Briftoll . . . being 
Sick of Body . . . And Calling to mind the vncertain Eftate of this Life 
and that all flefh muft yeild vnto Death, when it i'hall picnic. God to Call ", 
dated April 18, 1698; "whereas my Brother John Paine of Swanzey hath 
by y e Providence of God been long Exerfifed with Sicknels " I order that 
•£20 be paid him before there is any division of my estate. " I do Giue to 
m 8 Jones my Lanlady who hath been Very tender of mee in this my prefent 
Secknes fiue pounds to be payd her as a Token of my to her ". 
All my estate, after legacies are paid, to be equally divided among all my 
brothers and sisters, "hereby Not Excluding my Brother John but that he 
allfo haue an Equall part with them Notwithftanding the abouefd Twenty 
pounds Giuen him And laftly I doe hereby Nominate & appoint my well 
beloued Brother Stephen Paine & my Brother in law Deacon Samuel 
Peck" my executors. [219] Witnessed by Benjamin Jones, Tristrem 
Bowerman and Nath u Paine, who all appeared before John Saffin Esq r 
Judge of Probate and made oath to above will, May 3, 1 098. John Cary 
Begisf Entered same day by John Cary Regist r : 

Inventory of above estate taken by Hugh Woodbery and Nathaniel 
Paine, May 3, 1698. Items: "To a Bond from Saniuol Moulton of 
Palmers River " ; " Ditto a bond from Ephraim Peirce fen r : & Eriakim 
Peirce of Swanzey with the Interef t at 6 p r Cent " ; " Ditto a Bond from 
will Ingraham Jun r of Briftoll with y* Intereft one year " ; " To Money in 
Henry Brags hands ". Amount, £261..16..00. Above inventory presented 

[220] Little Compton, Apr. 20, 1608. Inventory of the estate of Mary 
Price "of late Dec d . " taken by Christopher Allen and William Foabs. 
Amount, £392..15..02. Above inventory sworn to by John I'rirre, admin- 
istrator of the estate of his mother, Mary Price late of Little Compton 
dee'd, before John Saffin Esq r . Judge of Probate, John Cary Regisf. 
May 3, 1698. Entered same day by John Cary Regisf : 

[221] "I Jofeph wood of taunton . . . being of found mind & Memory 
but very weak of Body " do make my last will, Feb. 12, 1697-8 ; " my will 
is that my Beloued wife Abigale fb.aU baue that Eftate which fhe brought 
with her and one third of the Reft of mouoable Eftate ". Kent of estate 
both lands and moveables to be divided among all my childrfto, " Viz, 
Jofeph & John <fc Ephraim and that Childe faid wife is with Child off, be 


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it a foil or be it a Daughter allways fo as my ion Jofeph haue a Dnbble 
portion ". If any of mv children die before they are married, such share 
to be divided among my surviving children : " my vrife fhall haue the vfe 
of mv feather Bed Vntill my fon John fhall come to be Twenty one years 
old and then he to haue that Bed and a Childs red Blanket as part or his 
Portion Allf o I do hereby make my Beloued Brother in law Jofeph Deane 
my fole Executor * * I allfo Deiire my Beloued Brothers, in law Peter 
walker & John Paul to he ouerfeers to this my laft will & Teftament. and 
to be helpfull w m their Councill & Advice to my Dear wife & Children 
whom I leaue behind ". Witnessed by Thomas Leonard, Silvanus X Cam- 
ball and Elkanah Leonard of whom Silvanus Camball and Elkanah Leonard 
made oath to above will in Bristol. May 19. 169S before John Saffin Esq r 
Judge of Probate, John Cary Regist 1 , stating that Cap* Thomas Leonard 
did sign as a witness at the same time. Entered May 19, 1698 by John 
Cary Regist r : 

[222] Inventory of the estate of Joseph Wood of Taunton, " who De- 
ceafed in the month of february the 12 tt day 169£" taken Apr. 30, 1698 
by Abell Burt, John Grossman and Robert Crossman. Amount, £214.. 
02..O7. Said inventory sworn to at Bristol, May 19, 1698, by Joseph Dean 
executor of above will before John Saffin Proba r : John Cary Regist r . 
Entered same day by John Cary Regisf : 

[22o] We, the subscribers, viz : Thomas Leonard, James Leonard, Henry 
Hodges. John Richmond Sen r : and Thomas Williams, all of Taunton, being 
commissioned by John Salfin Esq 1 Judge of Probate, to made an equal 
division of the estate of Nathaniel Williams late of said Taunton dec'd, 
"Between Elizabeth Williams the Relect & Adminiftratrix with John 
Williams fon of the faid Dec d : Between her <fc his Children " do divide said 
estate as follows : To the widow the west end of the dwelling house, the 
west end of the barn, a third part of the yearly income of the lands set out 
to her sons John and Nathaniel Williams during her life, and one third of 
the moveables forever. To John Williams eldest son of said dec'd, the 
dwelling house, barn, orchard, the land at home, the ten acre lot in the 
great lots, the seven acre lot in the great lots, the three acres of land near 
John Thresher's, the North Purchase, the eight acres of land in the Little 
woods so called, half a purchase right in the old township, the meadow at 
Littleworth, three acres of land at Pale Brook, the share in the Dead 
Swamp, the rest of the land lately taken up or yet due to said Purchase 
right in the old township to be equally divided between said John W illiam* 
and his brother Nathaniel Williams, said John Williams also to have £56 
out of the moveables and to pay his Grandmother Williams 6 shillings 
8 pence per annum during her life. To Nathaniel Williams second son of 
said dec'd. his father's fifty acre division and his thirty acre division in said 
township, six acres of land on the Neck plain so called, the South Purchase, 
half a Purchase Right in the old township, the division of land called the 
Rumford division, the meadow and upland at the Neck, three acres of 
swamp at Pale Brook and the part of the Cedar Swamp bought of John 
Thresher, also what is to be divided between him and his brother John as 
abovesaid. and £7..16..8 out of the moveables, he to pay his Grandmother 
Williams 3 shillings 4 pence per annum during her life. To Elizabeth the 
only daughter of said deceased £60.. 10 in money at the time of her mar- 
riage or when she comes to eighteen years of age. Dated July 25, 1698, 
signed by the five above naned commissioners and witnessed by Philip 


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King and John Smith. Said division presented [224] to John Saffin Judge 
of Probate by Thomas Leonard Esq r one of the above subscribers and 
allowed by said Judge Oct. 11, 1698. John Cary Regisf Entered Oct. 
1.4, 1698 by John Cary Regist r . 

Inventory of the estate of Samuel Smith of Taunton dec'd taken Aug. 
25, 1698 by Robert Crosman and Richard Stevens and sworn to by his 
son Samuel Smith of Taunton at Bristol, Oct. 13, 1698 before John Saffin 
Proba r : John Cary Regist r Recorded Oct. 17, 1698 by John Cary 

" March the tenth 169f Then brought in & prefented to the Judg John 
Saffin Efq r . by Jofeph willbore one of the Exe rs to the laf t will & tef tarn 1 
of his ffather Shadrach wilbore thefe perticulars following Omitted & not 
put into the Inventory which is Entered in y* 215 page of this Book ", 
amounting to £4..11..06, which were prized in 1698 by Henry Hodges and 
Stephen Marick. Dec. 9, 1701, Joseph Willbore, executor, brought in 
these particulars to be added to his late father's inventory, viz : " A Debt 
oweing from Captain Negus " ; " more from John Dean Jun r : " Total 
amount of above, £5..19..00. 

[225] An account of the funeral charges and debts paid " Due from the 
Eftate of Thomas Brentnall Deceafed 1692, giuen in this 27 th : of Decem- 
ber 1695 by Samuel Brentnall and Nathaniel Brentnall fonnes to the De- 
ceafed, & Bondsmen with their Mother Eafter Brentnall is as followeth ". 
Items : " for the goeing to John Richmond & the Staying for the writting 
of a Deed 3 dayes man & Horfs " ; " To Cafh payd John Richmond for to 
Signe faid Deed " ; Paid Steven Arnold, Leu* Preferued Abell, Robert 
Avery of Dedham, " John Ware of Wrenham Sen 1 : ", Samuel Brentnall, 
" Thomancheft 1 ", Thomas Read, W m Carpenter Sen r , John Willmath, 
Will : Carpent r . Jun r , Ric d : George, William Ireland. 
This account was given into the Register's office at Bristol by Samuel 
Brentnall and Nathaniel Brentnall sons of said dec'd, and sworn to by them 
as a true account to their certain knowledge particularly acted by each of 
them except the payments to Preserved Abell, William Carpenter Jr. and 
William Ireland, " which they are informed was Tranf acted by their faid 
mother", before Jn° Saffin Proba r : John Cary Reg 1 : Dec. 27, 1695. On 
Sept. 10, 1697 the within named Hester Brentnall made oath to the truth 
of above account before John Saffin Proba r : John Cary Reg 7 : The in- 
ventory of the estate of Thomas Brentnall late of Taunton dec'd given by 
the administratrix Hester Brentnall did amount to £126..15..02. Entered 
Oct. 1, 1697 by John Cary Registf: 

[226] "Bofton february the 5 th : 1701 Receiued of m re . Eafter Smith 
Adminiftratrix to her Hufband Thomas Brentnall of Wading Riuer Re- 
ceiued of m r Samuel Brentner the fum of three pounds fix fhillings of m r 
Samuel Brentner by her order & is in full of all acc t8 . whatfoeuer for the 
Ace* of m 1 " John Jolliff dec d I fay Receiued by me Jarvis Ballard Executor 
to m r John Jolliff ". Signed Jarvis Ballard. 

[227-229 blank] 

[230] I John Saffin of Bristol " Out of meer loue to & for the Incorag- 
ment of my Negro man Adam to goe on Chearfuily in his Bufines and 
Imployment by me Now put into the Coftadie Seruis and Command of 


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Thomas Sheapard my tennant on Bound feild farme in Briftoll Aforefaid 
for and Dureing the tearm of Seauen years from the Twenty fifth Day of 
march laft paft 1694". At the close of that time I do " Enfranehife, 
Clear and mak free my faid Negro man Named Adam to be fully at bis 
own Difpofe and Liberty as other freemen are or ought to be * * Always 
Prouided that the laid Adam my fervant Doe in the mean time goe on 
Cherfully Quiettly and Indufteroufly in the Lawfull bufinefs that Either 
mv i'elf or mv afsignes fhall from time to time Reafonably fett him about 
or Implov him in and Doe behaue & abare himfelf as an honeft true & 
iaithfull Saruant ought to Doe Dureing the terme of feuen years as afore- 
iaid ". Witnessed by Rachell X Brown. Richard Smitb and Samuel Galop. 
Entered Not. 15, 169-i by John Cary Record r 

[End of Volume I] 


By Hexbt Erkest Woods, A.M., of BostoD. 

1. Samuel 1 Woods, whose parentage and ancestry are unknown, was 
a member of the train-band at Watertown, Mass., in 1653 (Middlesex Co. 
Court files, 1653), and later lived in Cambridge, Mass., where he married, 
2S Sept. 1659, Alice Rushtox, whose parentage and ancestry are also 
unknown. In 1662 he moved to Groton, Mass., where he was an original 
proprietor owning an eleven-acre right, and there resided until the destruc- 
tion of the town in King Philip's War, Mar. 1675-6, when he returned to 
Watertown. In 1677 he signed the agreement, made at Concord, Mass., 
to resettle Groton, and the following year went back to Groton, where he 
died about Jan. 1717-18, as appears in a court petition (see Register, vol. 
51. p. 396 note), and where his wife died 17 Apr. 1712 

Both he and his wife were born about 1636, according to their deposi- 
tions made in 1676 (Butler's History of Groton, p. 84). 

2. i. Samuel, 1 b. at Cambridge 3 Jan. 1660-1. 

3. ii. Thomas, b. at Groton 9 Mar. 1663. 

iil. Elizabeth, b. at Groton 17 Sept. 1665 ; m. 1 Dec. 1686, Thomas 

Tarbell: d. 24 Jan. 1717. 
-t. iv. Natha>tet_ b. at Groton 25 Mar. 1667-8. 

v. Mabt. b. at Groton 2 Aug. 1670; m. (1) Eleazeb Parker: m. (2) 

3 Jan. 1704-7. as his second wife. Joh>" Xuttcg. Jr. 
vi. Abigail, b. at Groton 19 Aug. 1672; m. (1) Da>tel Pierce; m. (2) 

Samuel Barron. 
vii. HaxxaH, b. at Groton 18 Sept. 167-1 ; d. unm. 29 Sept. 1703. 
viii. Joh>~. b. at Watertown 4 Alar. 1676-7 ; d. young. 

2. Samuel 5 Woods (Sjmuel 1 ), born at Cambridge 3 Jan. 1660-1, died 
at Groton 19 Mar. 1712. 

He married at L helmsford, Mass., 30 Dec. 1 685. Hannah Far- 
well, born at Chelmsford 20 Jan. 1667, died at Lancaster, Mass., 
14 Aug. 1739, daughter of Ens. Joseph and Hannah (Learned) of 
Chelmsford and Dunstable, Mass. She married secondly, as his 
second wife, Capt. Peter Joslin of Lancaster. 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 35 

Children : 

i. Mary, 3 b. abt. 1687 ; m. 20 Nov. 1711. Joh>- Goss of Lancaster. 

5. ii. Samuel, b. abt. 1690. 

iii. Sarah, b. abt. 1693 ; living unm. in 171*. 

iv. Susannah, b. at Groton 1695: m. before 1718, John Solendine. 

v. Rachel, b, at Groton 1698 ; m. 12 Dec. 1721, Jonathan Whitcomb 

of Lancaster, 
vi. Alice, b. at Groton26 Dec. 1700 ; in. 30 Apr.. 1724, Peter Joslin. Jr., 

of Lancaster; d. 23 Sept. 1784. 
vii. Abigail, b. at Groton 12 Sept. 1703; d. there unm. in 1740. 
viii. Esther, b. at Groton 13 Nov. 1705. 

6. ix. Joseph, b. at Groton 21 June 1707. 

x. Martha, b. at Groton 15 Apr. 1709; m. 11 Sept. 1729, John Weeel- 
ock of Lancaster; d. 5 May 1802. 

3. Thomas 2 Woods {Samuel}), born at Groton 9 Mar. 1663, died there 
2.8 Aug. 1738. In 1735 he was " bereft of reason " (Middlesex Co. 

He married four times: first Elizabeth , who died 21 

Apr. 1688; secondly Hannah Whitney, who died before Apr. 

1713, daughter of Dea. Joshua and Lydia; thirdly Hannah , 

who was living in 1721 ; and fourthly at Groton. 30 Apr. 1723, 
Mrs. Abigail (Nutting) Chamberlain, who died before Oct. 
1740, widow of Thomas of Groton. 

Child by first wife : 
i. John, 3 d. 1 May 1688. ~ oa^^ 

Children by second wife : OCSw O «~* 

ii. Abigail, m. 13 Oct. 1713, John Chamberlain, known as •' Pau<ms 

iii. Esther, b. at Groton 26 July 1697; d. 31 July 1704. 

7. iv. Josiah, b. at Groton 15 Sept. 1701. 

v. Elizabeth, b. at Groton 9 Nov. 1702 ; m. 2 Nov. 1732, Daniel Far- 
mer of Lunenburg, Mass. 

vi. Thomas, b. at Groton 25 Nov. 1705 ; killed in Lovewell's Fight at 
Pigwacket (Fryeburg, Me.) 8 May 1725. 

8. vii. Amos, b. about 1709. 

-i. Nathaniel 2 Woods (Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 25 Mar. 1667—8. 
died there 20 June 1738. 

He married four times : first Eleanor — ; secondly Alice 

, born about 1673-4, died 10 Jan. 1717-18 in her 45th year; 

thirdly, 3 July 1721, Sarah Brown, born at Sudbury. Mass.. 20 
May 1680, died at Groton 3 Mar. 1724-5, daughter of Jabez and 
Deborah (Haines) of Sudbury and Stow, Mass. ; and fourthly, 14 
Sept. 1725, Mrs. Mary (Blanchard) Derbyshire, who survive! 
him, daughter of John of Dunstable, and widow of John of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

9. i. Nathaniel, 3 b. 19 Oct. 1694. 

ii. Daniel, b. 10 Aug. 1696 ; killed in LoveweLTs Fisht at Pigwacket 
(Frveburg, Me.) 8 May 1725. 

10. iii. John, b, 3 Mar. 1697-8. 

11. iv. Isaac, b. 20 Feb. 1699-1700. 

v. Bathsheba, b. 5 Apr. 1702; m. (1) 2 May 1722. Collins Moore of 
Oxford, Mass.; m. (2) 11 Aug. 1743. Samuel Town of Oxford: 
m. (3) 20 Dec. 1760, Joseph Phillips of Oxford; d. at Charlton. 
Mass., in 1773. 

vi. Hannah, b. 16 Mar. 1704 ; m. 27 Apr. 1725, John Farmer of Bille- 
rica, Mass. ; d. before 1738. 

vii. Phebe, b. 13 Jan. or Feb. 1705-6 ; d. young. 
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12. riii. Aaron, b. 26 May 1707. 

13. ix. Moses, b 6 July 1709. 

14. x. Reuben, b. 11 Apr. 1711. 

Children by second wife : 
si. Phebe. b. 6 Mar. 1713; m. 25 Oct. 1733. James Tufts of Medford, 
Mass. ; living in 1770. 

15. xii. Jonathan - , b. -1 June 1715. 

Samuel 3 Woods (Samuel* Samuel), born about 1690, died at Gro- 
ton 10 Apr. 1773. 

He married at Groton, 29 Nov. 1720, Patience Bigelow, born 
at Watertown, Mass., 30 Sept. 1695. died at Groton 23 Jan. 1771, 
daughter of James and Elizabeth (Child) of Watertown. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Elizabeth.* b. 29 Aog. 1721; m. 4 Feb. 1741-2, Ephealm Dtvoll 
of Lancaster. Mass.; d. 16 July 1813. 

16. ii. Samuel, b. 2 Dec. 1722. 
Hannah, b. 1 Dec. 1724; m. Abraham Wheeler of Keene, N. H. ; 

d. 28 Nov. 1824. 
Abigail, b. 11 Dec. 1726 ; m. 25 Nov. 1747, Oliver Wheeler of Ac- 
ton. Mass. 
v. Eunice, b. 24 Feb. 1728-9 : living unm. at Charlestown, N. H.. in 

17. vi. James, b. 22 Aug. 1731. 
IS. vii. William, b. 17 Oct. 1735. 

viii. Mart. b. 16 Mar. 1738 ; m. Joseph Wilson of Keene, N. H. ; d. 
IS Jan. 1776. 














Joseph* Woods (Samuel. 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 21 June 1707, 
died at Lancaster, Mass.. in 1745. 

He married at Lancaster, 15 May 1729, Hannah White, born 
at Lancaster 14 Mar. 1710, died there 24 June 1786, daughter of 
Josiah and Abigail (Whitcomb) of Lancaster. 
Children, all born at Lancaster: 

Joseph. 4 b. 1 Apr. 1731. 
Elijah, b. 16 July 1733. 
Levi. b. 31 Mar. 1735. 
Ellsba. b. 18 Aug. 1737; d. before 1786. 
Samuel, b. 20 May, 1739 ; killed bv the Indians, Apr. 1759. 
Jotham. b. 18 Mar. 1740-1. 
23. vii. John. b. 14 Mar. 1744—5. 

. Josiah 3 Woods (Thomas,- Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 15 Sept. 1701, 
died in Pennsylvania 30 Sept. 1738. The name of his wife, and 
place and date of their marriage, have not been found. In 1734 he 
was living at Cheltenham. Philadelphia County, Pa. (Middlesex 
Co. Dee-is. vol. 38, p. 454.) In 1757 the children named below 
joined in court proceedings concerning property (Middlesex Co. 
Superior Court hies. Mar. 1758). 

Children : 

i. Isaac. 4 of White Marsh. Philadelphia Co., Pa. 

ii. Samuel, of White Marsh. 

iii. Rachel, of White Marsn. 

iv. Hannah, in. John Cox of Abington, Philadelphia Co. 

v. Thomas, of Abington. 

vi. Josiah. of Xorriton, Philadelphia Co. 

vii. Elizabeth, m. John Burke of Upper Dublin. Philadelphia Co. 


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Amos 8 Woods (Thomas," 1 Samuel 1 ) was born about 1709. The 
records of his birth and death, and the death of his wife, hare not 
been found. 

He married at Groton, 5 July 1733, Hannah Nutting, born at 
Groton 28 May 1714, daughter of David and Hannah of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Hannah, 4 b. 4 Mar. 1734. Perhaps she m. 16 Mar. 1758, Jonathan 
Esther, b. 12 June 1736. Perhaps she m. 26 June 1760, William 

Far well. 
Mary, b. 21 Feb. 1737-8 ; m. 2 Aug. 1777, Samuel Manning of Cam- 
bridge, Mass. ; d. 15 Oct. 1788. 
iv. Sibyl, b. 6 Feb. 1740. 
v. Lydia, b. 23 Jan, 1745 ; m. 20 Nov. 1770, Benjamin Hazen. 

24. vi. Amos, b. 17 Dec. 1748. 

9. Sergt. Nathaniel 8 Woods (Nathaniel* Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 

19 Oct. 1694, died at Pepperell, Mass., — July 1766. In 1725 he 
was sergeant in Lovewell's campaign, in command of the fort erected 
at Ossipee Pond. 

He married three times : first Alice French, born at Dunstable 

20 Nov. 1699, death record not found, daughter of Samuel and 

Sarah (Cummings) of Dunstable; secondly Ruth ,* who 

separated from him in 1748, but returned, and was living in 1758 -, 
and thirdly, 2 Dec. 1762, Mr§. Mary ( ) Erwin, widow of 

John of Groton, who separated from him in Feb. 1763, but returned 
before the following Dec. 

Children by first wife, all born at Groton : 

i. Daniel, 4 b. 10 Dec. 1726. 

25. ii. Ebenezer, b. 19 Dec. 1728. 

26. iii. Oliver, b. 20 Sept. 1730. 

27. iv. Nathaniel, b. 3 June 1732. 

v. John, b. 1 July 1734 ; d. at Pepperell 7 Aug. 1756 ; m. at Pepperell. 
17 June 1756, Jerusha Smith, b. at Groton 21 June 1732. dau. of 
Nathaniel; no issue. She m. (2) 11 Jan. 1759, John Stone. Jr. 

10. Lieut. John 8 Woods (Nathaniel," 1 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 3 Mar. 
1697-8, died there 7 May 1782. He was lieutenant of militia. 

He married first at Groton, 3 June 1725, Sarah Longlet. born 
at Groton 28 Mar. 1706, died there 28 Mar. 1773, daughter of John 

and Sarah (Prescott) ; and secondly Deborah , parentage 

not known, who survived him. 

Children by first wife, all born at Groton : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. 6 May 1726 ; m. (1) 22 May 1745, William Tarbeix. Jr. : 

m. (2) 4 Jan. 1759, Charles Witherell of Pepperell, Mass. ; 

d. 11 Nov. 179Q. 
ii. John, b. 27 Aug., d. 31 Aug., 1728. 
iii. Susannah, b. 5 May 1730 ; m. at Pepperell, 3 Jan. 1751, John Green ; 

d. before 1779. 
iv. Alice, b. 20 Aug. 1732; m. at Dunstable (Nashua, N. H.), 6 Jan. 

1752, Benjamin Parker of Hollis, N. H. 
v. Lucy, b. 18 May 1735; m. 29 Oct. 1761, Thomas Trowbridge; d. 

25 Dec. 1765. 

28. vi. John, b. 1 Aug. 1737. 

vii. Benjamin, b. 13 Oct. 1739; d. 19 Nov. 1758. 

* Perhaps she was Ruth Nutting. 
v. Barron. 

See Middlesex Co. Court files, Aug. 1743, Woods 


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viii. Abigail, b. 21 Jan. 1741 : m. (1) 19 May 1763. Sua? Parker Barron ; 
m. (2) at Hollis, N. H.. 15 Sept. 1775. Mlnot Farmer; m. 3) at 
Hollis, 25 Nov. 17?0. xrancts Blood: ra. (4) Kendall. 

29. ix. Davtd, b. 31 Dec. 1746. 

11. Lieut. Isaac 3 Woods (Xat.haniel.- Samuel), bora at Groton 20 

Feb. 1699-1700. died there 31 Mar. 1775. He was lieutenant of 

He married a: Groton. 21 Sept. 1725. Abigail Stevens, born 
at Chelin=ford, Mass., 13 Aug. 1702. died at Groton 24 Dec. 1781, 
daughter of John and Sarah (Snow) of Chelmsford. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

30. i. Isaac. 4 b. 29 Oct. 1725. 

31. ii. Ephralm, b. 2-3 Apr. 1727. 

ill. Thomas, b. 29 Dec. 172>: d. 10 Feb. 1756. 

32. iv. Nehemiah, b. 6 Dec. 1731. 

33. v. Henry, b. 4 Sept. 1733. 

vi. Jonas, b. 21 Mav 1735: d. unm. at Fort William Henry, N. T.. 22 
Aug. 1756. 

34. vii. Caleb, b. 22 Jan. 173^-7. 

viii. Prudence, b. ? Oct.. d. 27 Oct.. 1733. 

ix. Samson, b. 6 May 1740 ; d. at Albany, N. T.. 22 Aug. 1757. 
x. Sarah, b. 17 Ass. 1742 ; m. 2 Dec. 1762, Bobert Ames; d. 23 Not. 

35. xi. Solomon, b. 29 Aug. 1747. 

12. Aaron 8 TToods (Xithanielr Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 26 Slav 1707, 

was living with his fourth wife at Shirley, Mass., in 1793 ; the 
records of their deaths have not been found. He previously resided 
for short periods at Boxboroogh and Littleton. Mass. 

He married four times : first at Groton, 3 Apr. 1739, Sarah 
Boyntox, baptized 1 Jan. 1718-19, died at Shirley 29 Apr. 1775, 
daughter of Hilkiah and Priscilla (Jewettj of Rowley and Lunen- 
burg, Mass. ; secondly, intention recorded at Shirley 27 Oct. 1765, 
Hannah Farnsworth of Harvard, Mass., perhaps a widow; 
thirdly, intention recorded at Shirley 1 Aug. 1785, Mrs. Mary 
( ) Brow>\ who died at Boxborough 13 Aug. 1786, widow 

of Boaz of Littleton. Mass. : and fourthly, ^intention recorded at 
Shirley 2 Dec. 1786, Mrs. Elizabeth ( ) Gates of 

Lancaster, Mass. 

Children by first wife, born at Groton : 

i. Sarah. 4 b. 30 Jan. 17S3-40: of Boston, Mass.. in 1784: m. 29 Dec. 
1791. as his second wife. Samuel Manning of Cambridge, Mass. 
(see S. iii) ; d. L6 Apr. i»I2. 

36. ii. Lemuel, b. 23 Sept. 1742. 

13. Moses 3 TVoods (Jsaihaniels S.imuel 1 ). born at Groton 6 July 1709, 

died at Gaspereaux. !Nbva Scotia. 20 Oct. 1755. He resided at 
Groton west parish (afterwards Pepperell), and served in King 
George's and the French and Indian wars. 

He married at Groton, 22 Nov. Ii 

Esther Houghton, born 

in 1713. baptized lo May 1716, daughter of Bobert. Jr.. and De- 
borah of Lancaster. Mass. She married secondly at Pepperell. 10 
Jan. 1758, as his second wife. Ens. David Shattuek of Pepperell. 
and was living in 1774. 

Children, the last :wo b-jrn at Pepperell, the others at Groton : 

i. Esther. 4 b. 2 Set: 1735 : m.21 Dec. 1762, Lieut. Enosh Lawrence 
. of Mason, N. E. : d. L2 July 1815. 


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ii. Hannah, b. 28 Sept. 1737. Perhaps she m. 16 Apr. 1765, as his 
second wife, Adj. "William Green of Pepperell. 

iii. Bathsheba, b. 3 Nov. 1739; m. 17 Nov. 17-57, Davtd Tarbell of 

iv. Deborah, b. 14 Apr. 1742. 

v. Martha, b. 3 Apr. 1744. 

vi. Anna. b. 29 Sept. 1746; d. young. 

vii. A son. still-born 12 Dec. 1748. 

37. viii. Moses, b. 16 Feb. 1749-50. 
is. A son, still-born 1 Jan. 1753. 

38. x. Joseph, b. 3 Jan. 1754. 
xi. Anna. b. 7 Apr. 1755. 

14. Reuben 3 Woods (Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 11 Apr., 

1711, died there 17 Oct. 1774. 

He married at Groton, 11 June 1741, Mrs. Submit (Parker) 
Whitney, born at Groton 10 Sept. 1715, living in 1791, daughter 
of James and Abigail (Prescott), and widow of Timothy of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

Reuben.* b. 30 Mar. 1742 ; d. at Crown Point. N. Y.. 24 Oct. 1760. 

Abel. b. 2 Jan. 1743-4. 

Bettt, b. 18 Sept. 1745; m. 6 Oct. 1768, Thomas Farrington; d. 

at Kennebec, Me., 5 May 1775. 
Tlmotht, tr. 3 May 1747. 

Submit, b. 18 Feb. 1748-9 ; m. 26 June 1764, David Farwell. 
Daniel, b. 27 Jan. 1750-1. 
Anna, b. 16 Apr. 1753 ; m. 7 May 1772, William Beals of Westford, 


42. viii. Jonathan, b. 26 Apr. 1755. 

ix. Abigail, b. 20 Mar. 1757. Perhaps she m. 1* May 1781. Winslow 

x. Oliver, b. 17 Sept. 1758; served in the Revolution; living in 1780. 
xi. Reuben, b. 7 Dec. 1760; served in the Revelation ; d. unm. before 

19 Apr. 1780. 

15. Jonathan* Woods (Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), bore at Groton 4 June 

1715, died at Pepperell, Mass., 30 Dec. 1755. 

He married Mrs. Mary (Page) Boyden. born at Groton 20 
Feb. 1716-17, died at Pepperell 1 Jan. 1754, daughter of Jonathan 
and Mary, and, widow of Jonathan, Jr., of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Mart. 4 b. 31 Jan. 1738-9; m. 11 Oct. 1759, as his third wife, Capt. 
Isaac 4 Woods (30). 
Jonathan, b. 3 Apr. 1741 ; d. young. 
Phebe. b. 14 Feb. 1742-3 ; m. Capt. William Scott of Peterboro. 

N. H.; d. about 1789. 
Joseph, b. 4 May 1745 ; d. 19 Aug. 1751. 
Rachel, b. 30 Mar. 1746. ' 

Jonathan, b. 5 May 1749 ; d. 25 Aug. 1751. 
Alice, b. 14 Feb. 1750-1. 

43. viii. Levi, b. 10 May 1753. 

16. Samuel 4 Woods (Samuel, 3 Samuel,' 2 Samuel 1 ), was born at Groton 

2 Dec. 1722. The parentage of his wife, and the place and date of 
their deaths, have not been found. 

He married at Westford, Mass., 22 Sept. 1747. Tabitha Wheel- 
er. About 1760 they moved from Groton to Keene, X. H. 

Children, the first six born at Groton, the others at Keene : 

i. Maria. 5 b. 23 June 1748. J 

ii. Rebekah, b. 24 Mar. 1750. She had a daughter, named Mary Bach- 
ellor. b. at Keene 15 Aug. 1769. 




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iii. Samuel, b. 14 Apr. 1753 ; served hi the Revolution ; d. at Keene 26 

Apr. 1777. 
iv. Sar_lh. b. 3 Apr. 1756. 
t. Mart. b. 1 Dec. 1757; d. 15 Sept. 1758. 
vi. Hannae. b. 11 Oct. 1759. 
vii. Eunice, b. 17 July 1762. 
viii. John, b. 4 July 1764. 

17. James 4 Woods (Samuel, 3 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 22 Aug. 
1731, was lining there in 1790. The parentage of his wife, and the 
place and elite of their deaths, have not been found. He served 
in the Revolution. 

He married at Groton, 6 Feb. 1760, Abigail Howard. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. James. 5 b. 19 Apr. 1761. 

44. ii. Nahcm. b. 14 Nov. 1763. 

45. iii. Jotham. b. 3 Mar. 1766. 
iv. Abigail, b. 20 Jan. 1769. 

v. Rachel, b. 9 Apr. 1771 ; m. 3 Sept. 1816, Bill Weight Stevens of 
Dunstable, Mass. 

13. "William 4 Woods (Samuel* Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 17 
Oct. 173-5, died at Keene, X. H., 23 Mar. 1818. He served in the 

He married at Chelmsford, Mass., 9 Feb. 1757, Naomi Langlet, 
born at Chelmsford 18 May 1741, died at Keene 8 Sept. 1815, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Lydia (Foster) of Chelmsford. 

Children, the first two born at Chelmsford, the others at Keene : 

i. Naomi. 5 b. 18 Mav 1759 : m. at Keene, 23 May 1787, Samuel Felt 

of Packersfield (now Nelson), N. H. ; d. 6 Apr- 1851. 
ii. William, b. — May 1761. bapt. at Groton 7 June following; killed 
in the Battle of Bennington, Vt., 16 Aug. 1777. 

Joseph, b. 15 Mav 1763. 

Levi, b. 1* Feb. 1765. 

Mollv. b. 3 Nov. 1766 ; m. 24 Sept. 1793, as his second wife, Rev. 
David Darling ; d. 24 Mar. 1818. 

Nathaniel, b. 10 June 1769. 

Enoch, b. 29 Jan. 1771. 

49. viii. Solomon, b. 14 Oct. 1772. 
is. Ltdll. b. 7 Sept. 1774. 

x. David, b. 14 Julv 1776. 

50. xi. Elijah, b. 16 July 177S. 
xii. William. 6 May 17S0. 

51. xiii. Josiah. b. 3 Sept. 1782. 

19. Joseph 4 Woods (Joseph, 3 Samuel 2 Samuel 1 ) was born at Lancaster 

1 Apr. 1731. The records of his and his wife's death have not been 

He married at Lancaster, 30 Nov. 1757, Luct Butler, born at 
Lunenburg'. Miss.. 25 June 1738, daughter of William and Lucy 
(Story) of Lunenburg. 

Children, ail born at Lancaster : 

52. i. Samuel. 5 b. 2 Jan. 1759. 

ii. Rachel, b. 2S Jan. 1761 ; m. 1 June 1785, John Fletcher. 

iii. Ursula, b. 24 Feb. 1763. 

iv. Lucy. bapt. May or June 1772. 

20. Elijah 4 Woods (Joseph 3 Samuel. 2 Samuel 1 ) was born at Lancaster 

16 July 1733. The parentage of his wife, and the place and date 
of their de-iihs. have not been found. 










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He married at Lancaster, 2 Feb. 1758, Mart Goodfree, or 
Godfrey, of Harvard. 

Children, all born at Lancaster : 

i. Elisha.? b. 11 Jan. 1759 ; served in the Kevolution. 

ii. Mart, b. 31 May 1761. Perhaps she m. 27 Feb. 1777, Daniel 

iii. Jotham. b. 1 Jan. 1764. 
iv. Hannah, b. 11 Aug. 1766. 
v. Silence, bapt. 17 Sept. 1769. 
vi. Rachel, bapt. 19 Mar. 1775. 
vii. Seth (twin), b. 13 Apr. 1777; d. same day. 
viii. A child (twin), still-born 13 Apr. 1777. 

21. Levi 4 Woods (Joseph* Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Lancaster 31 Mar. 

1735. died at Leominster, Mass., 20 May 1779. In 1762 he was 
living at Petersham, Mass. 

He married at Lancaster, 20 Apr. 1763, Tamar Houghton, 
born at Lancaster 5 Dec. 1733, died at Leominster 14 Dec. 1809, 
daughter of Gershom and Elizabeth (Rugg) of Lancaster. 

Children, all born at Leominster : 

i. Elizabeth. 5 b. 12 June 1764; m. 5 Jan. 1785, Samuel 5 Woods (t4J. >fe 

53. ii. Asa. b. 6 May 1766. 

iii. Joseph, b. 26 Sept. 1768 ; d. June 1771. 
iv. Levi, b. 10 Oct. 1770. Perhaps he d. 11 Dec. 1809. 
v. Martha, or Patty, b. 7 Oct. 1773 ; m. 1 July 1804, Amasa Jones ; 
d. 2$ Sept. 1852. 

54. vi. Joseph, b. 29 June 1775. 

22. Jotham* Woods (Joseph, 3 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Lancaster 18 

Mar. 1740-1, died there 19 Aug. 1773. He served in the Revo- 
He married at Lancaster, 19 Aug. 1773, Mehitable Aldis, 
born at Wrentham, Mass., 8 Aug. 1739, daughter of John and 
Mehitable (Hawes) of Dedham and Wrentham. 
Only child, born at Lancaster : 

i. Sabah, 5 or Sally, b. 24 Sept. 1774 ; adopted by her uncle Ebenezer 
Aldis of Franklin, Mass., and called Sarah Woods Aldis; m. 17 
June 1802, Capt. Samuel Allen; d. at Newburyport, Mass., 15 
Aug. 1812. 

23. John 4 Woods (Joseph, 8 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Lancaster 14 Mar. 

1744-5. died at Leominster, Mass., 3 Jan. 1832. He served in the 

He married at Leominster, 4 Dec. 1770, Elizabeth Nichols, 
parentage unknown, who died at Leominster 26 or 27 Oct. 1826. 

Children, all born at Leominster : 

John, 5 b. 19 Apr. 1771. 

Joseph, b. 18 Septr. 1773. 

Elizabeth, b. 1 Sept. 1776; m. Phtnehas Carter. 

Alice, b. 6 Aug. 1778; m. 15 Feb. 1816, Simeon Tyler; d. 8 Dec. 

Mercy, b. 3 Jan. 1781 ; m. Dandzl Parkhurst. 
Leafy, b. 26 Jan. 1783 ; d. unm. 17 Apr. 1839. 

24. Amos* Woods ( Amos, 3 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 17 Dec. 

1748, was living with his wife at Dunstable, Mass., in 1809. 
Their death records have not been found. He served in the Revo- 










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He married at Groton, 7 July 1778, Betty Taebell, baptized 
at Billerica, Mass., 30 Jan. 1757, daughter of David and Hannah 
(Fitch) of Billerica, and Nottingham West (now Hudson), N. H. 

Children, all born at Groton except the last : 

i. Amos.* b. 5 Mar. 1779 ; of Dunstable ; m. at Groton, 2 Aug. 1807. 

Elizabeth Johxsox Parker; no further record obtained. 
ii. Betty, b. 25 Nov. 1780. Perhaps she d. unm. at Dunstable 17 Jan. 


57. ili. William, b. 17 Aug. 1782. 
iv. Mart- b. 12 Apr. 1784. 

v. Esther, b. 16 Feb. 1786. Perhaps she m. (int. rec. at Dunstable 30 

Oct. 1809) Robert Reed of Groton. 
ri. Moses, b. 10 Feb. 1788. 

58. vii. Jesse. 

59. viii. David, b. at Dunstable 28 Oct. 1797. 

25. Col. Ebenezer 4 "Woods (Nathaniel,* Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at 

Groton 19 Dec. 1728, was living at Windsor, Vt., in 1780. He 
served as lieutenant in the Revolution, and later was styled colonel. 

He married at Pepperell, Mass., 25 June 1752, Eunice Boyd ex, 
born at Groton 22 May 1733, place and date of death not found, 
daughter of Josiah and Eunice (Parker) of Groton and Pepperell. 

Children, the first two born at Groton, the last two at Fitchburg. 
Mass., and the others at Pepperell : 

i.- Alice, 5 b. 23 Apr. 1753. 

ii. A chtld, b. 26 May, d. 4 June, 1755. 

iii. Eunice, b. 23 June 1756. 

iv. Joseph, b. 2 Nov. 1758; living in Vt. in 1832; no further record 

60. v. John, b. 28 Oct. 1761. 

61. vL Daxiel, b. 16 Apr. 1764. 

vii. Lucy, b. 29 Nov. 1766 -, m. at Windsor, 1 Sept. 1784, Samuel Smith ; 
living in 1840. 

viii. Ebenezer, b. 18 Apr. 1769 ; m. at Groton, 12 May 1799, Sarah Par- 
well.; no further record obtained. 

ix. Oliver, b. 6 May 1771. 

x. Polly, b. 13 Nov. 1773; m. at Windsor, 17 Oct. 1790, Ephratm 
Nutting, Jr. 

26. Oliver 4 Woods {Nathaniel, 9 Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 

20 Sept. 1730, died at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) in 1799. 
He was made heir of his uncle Jonathan French of Dunstable 
(Nashua), who died in 1757 (Hillsborough Co., N. H., Probate). 

He married Sarah , parentage unknown, who survived 


Children, all born at Dunstable (Nashua) : 

i. Oliver.* b. 26 Feb. 1752 ; served in the Revolution ; d. 27 Aug. 1775. 

ii. Sarah, b. 4 Nov. 1753 ; m. Lund. 

iii. Jbax, b. 4 Oct. 1755 ; d. 18 Apr. 1759. 

iv. Joxathax Frkxch, b. 15 Apr. 1758. 

62. v. Daniel, b. 15 Feb. 1760. 

63. vi. Ebexezer. b. 13 June 1762. 

vii. Rebecca, b. 6 Aug. 1765 ; m. 20 Apr. 1784, Jonathan Powers, Jr. 

64. viii. Bexjamix. b. 4 May 1767. 

ix. Jeax, or Jaxe. b. l*Dec. 1768; m. 26 Nov. 1787, Zachariah Hunt; 
d. 9 Nov. 1803. 

65. x. John, b. 12 June 1770. 

27. Nathaniel 4 Woods (Nathaniel,* Nathaniel 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 

3 June 1732, died there in 1776. He served in the Revolution. 



1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 43 

He married at Concord. Mass., 27 Nor. 1754, .Anne Parker, 
born at Groton 16 Nov. 1720, living in 1781, daughter of James 
and Abigail (Preseott) of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Anne,* b. 10 Feb. 1755; m. at Pepperell, 1 Feb. 1771, Jeremiah 

66. ii. John French, b. 9 Ang. 1756. 

iii. Joxas, b. 29 Nov. 1757; d. before 1776. 

iv. Alice, b. 22 Nov. 1759. 

t. Nathaniel, b. 6 Sept. 1760 ; non compos mentis in 1780. 

67. vi. Peter, b. 29 May 1763. 

vii. Ruth (perhaps twin), bapt. 26 June 1763; d. young - 

28. John 4 Woods (John. 3 Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 1 Aug. 

1737, died there — June 1823. He served in the Revolution. 

He married at Westford, Mass., 19 Nov. 1768, Haxxah Good- 
hue, whose parentage and death record have not been found. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Oliver,* b. 9 Sept. 1769. 

ii. Achsah, b. 28 Apr. 1771. 

iii. Luct, b. 12 Mar. 1773. 

68. iv. Eber, b. 27 June 1774. 

69. v. John, b. 31 July 1776. 

vi. Hannah, bapt. 3 Oct. 1779. 

vii. Tahpenas, b. 10 June 1780; m. at Pepperell, 28 Mav 1809, Joshua 
Hall of Pepperell ; d. 29 Oct. 1866. 

29. Davtd 4 Woods (John* Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 31 Dec. 

1746, died at Deering, N. H., in 1793. 

He married at Dunstable, Mass., 14 Dec. 1769, Deborah Swal- 
low, born at Groton 9 Feb. 1748, death record not found, daughter 
of John and Deborah of Groton and Dunstable. She married 
secondly at Hollis, N. H., 31 Dec. 1797, as his second wife, Amos 
Eastman of Hollis. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

70. i. David, 5 b. 25 Apr. 1771. 

iL Deborah, b. 5 Oct. 1772 ; m. at Hollis. 4 Feb. 1794, James McClure ; 

d. at Westford, Vt., 19 Aug. 1853. 
iii. Sarah, b. 11 May 1774; m. at Hollis, 9 June 1796, Benjamin 

Barron of Hollis, and Cambridge, Vt. ; d. 15 Apr. 1825. 

71. rr. William Learned, b. 7 Jan. 1776. 

72. v. Ezra, b. 12 Jan. 1778. 

vL Warren, b. 12 Mar. 1780 ; settled at Hancock, N. H. ; d. there 29 
June 1866; styled captain; m. (1) at Hancock, 23 Feb. 1802, Deb- 
orah Brooks, d. 3 Dec. 1854, dau. of Maj. William and Deborah 
(Parker) of Hollis and Hancock: m. (2) at Hancock. 19 June 
1855, Mrs. Lucy (Davis) Winship. b. 27 Dec. 1795. d. 23 Mar. 
1861, dau. of Oliver and Sally (Pollard) of Hancock, and wid. of 
Benjamm of Boston, Mass. ; m. (3) at Hancock, 8 Aug. 1861, Mrs. 
Lorinda (Gray) Emerson, b. 14 Nov. 1806. d. 5 Apr. 1865, dau. 
of Matthew and Mary (Conner) of Peterboro, N. H.. and wid. of 
David of Peterboro ; no issue. 

vii. Suas, b. 23 Nov. 1781; killed in the Battle of York, Can.. 27 Apr. 
1813, War of 1*12. 

73. viii. Emersox, b. 21 Mar. 1783. 

ix. Charlotte, b. 25 Aug. 1785: m. at Hollis, 15 Dec. 180S, Isaac 
Farley of Hollis: d72 Dec. 1856. 

74. x. Ziba, b. 22 Feb. 1787. 

75. xL Lmbi, b. 14 June 1789. 

[To be continued] 

44 Abram Enylish Brown [Jan. 


By Rev. George F. Piper of Dorchester, Mass. 

Abeam English Brown was born in Bedford, Massachusetts, 
January 21, 1849. His parents, Joseph and Rachel (Fitch) 
Brown, like most of his ancestors for several generations, were hard- 
working people, possessed of no large stock of this world's goods. 
His mother was somewhat better educated than most women of her 
time, and his paternal grandmother was a woman of more than 
average intellect and character who exerted over him an important 
influence, but there was apparently little either in his ancestry or 
early environment conducive to the knowledge and culture he ac- 
quired or the success he won. Before he was sixteen years of age 
his school days came to an end, and he entered a store in the neigh- 
boring town of Burlington. While he there had access to two 
small libraries, one in the store and another in his employer'6 home, 
and his frugal habits enabled him to have a thousand dollars in the 
bank at the end of a little more than four years, although his wages 
had at no time exceeded a dollar a day and board, these circumstances 
by no means compensated for the loss of school attendance at this 
susceptible period of his life. When he was twenty the death of an 
older brother made it needful that he should leave the store and 
drive a meat cart in the service of his father, an occupation in which 
he continued for a considerable time. School-keeping and store- 
keeping were afterwards his occupations for brief periods, but in a 
few years he became chiefly engaged in town affairs, antiquarian re- 
searches, and literary work. On October 11, 1877, he married Miss 
Sarah J. Flint of Shrewsbury, thereby gaining for the rest of his life 
a highly congenial and helpful companion. Bedford remained his 
home until his death, which occurred February 20, 1909. 

Mr. Brown was a most faithful and efficient citizen, proud of his 
native town and an earnest defender of its reputation and promoter 
of its welfare. A few months after he entered the Burlington store 
an item appeared in the Lowell Weekly Journal to the effect that 
the town of Bedford had neither minister, doctor, nor lawyer, that 
its schools were all taught by women, and that it was a one-horse 
town at the best. His anger was kindled by this scandalous state- 
ment, and he appealed to one and another of the citizens of Bedford 
to refute it, but without success. Finally, on hearing the intima- 
tion that he had better refute it himself, he did it so effectively in 
a communication to the offending newspaper that its publisher re- 
cognized in him the correspondent for Bedford he was looking for 
and offered him the position. This he accepted, and held for many 
years; and until the last years of his life there was scarcely an oc- 
currence of any importance in the town that was not reported by his 

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ever ready pen in some of the many newspapers for which he was at 
one tdnie or another the correspondent. He loved Bedford dearly, 
and was always eager to convey to those not so fortunate as to live 
within its limi ts, as well as its inhabitants, the impression that it was 
no " one-horse town." 

At the age of twentv-three he was elected clerk of the Trinitarian 
Congregational Society, an office which, with the exception of one 
vear, he held until his death. He was a member of the church con- 
nected with this society, for many years an interested worker in the 
Sundav-school, and at the celebration of its seventieth anniversary, 
in 18*8, delivered an elaborate address, which subsequently was pub- 
lished. He showed his devotion to the town by his devotion to one 
of its churches. At the same age he was also elected a member 
of the school committee, an office to which he was re-elected for fif- 
teen successive years ; and to him, more than to anyone beside, it is 
due that during these years the introduction of a graded system of 
study, the consolidation of all the schools at the centre of the town, the 
conveyance to school of pupils living at a distance from the centre, 
and the opening of a high school — then an important step — took place. 
He was representative two years in the General Court for the 
Seventeenth Middlesex District, collector of taxes seven years, and 
town clerk for nine years, in each of these capacities proving him- 
self a faithful public servant. He was an interested member of the 
Bedford Social Library, and when in place of it the Bedford Free 
Public Library Corporation was organized, in 1886, was elected its 
clerk, and served in that capacity to the end of his life. He was 
secretary of the Bedford Historical Society and its most enthusiastic 
member, an active and efficient member of the Village Improve- 
ment Society, and of the Law and Order League during the exis- 
tence of these institutions in the town. He was especially efficient in 
preparing for and carrying out the observance of Patriots' Day and 
Soldiers' Memorial Day. He was the superintendent and one of the 
committee of the Shawsheen Cemetery, and by his watchful care, 
persevering efforts, and good taste did more than any other person to 
make it one of the most attractive burial places to be found in a 
country town. It was chieily through his efforts that a highly ap- 
propriate gateway to it was erected, and it is not improbable that 
had he lived longer his influence woidd have secured the erection of 
a mortuary chapel. 

But valuable as were the services he rendered in these capacities, 
he performed a service of no less value in his " History of Bedford," 
which extends from its earliest settlement to the year 1891. This 
carefully prepared work treats of the organization of the town, its 
troubles with the Indians, irs churches and schools, the part it took 
in the Revolutionary and Civil wars, its cemeteries, its industries, 
its fire department, its town officers, its distinguished men — in 
short, of everything in the history of the town down to the time 

46 A.bram English Brown [Jan. 

the volume was published. To it there is appended a genealog- 
ical and biographical account of the families of Bedford from its 
first settlement, as accurate and complete as diligent inquiiy and 
pains-taking research enabled its author to make it. To this- highly 
valuable work, which only with difficulty was made to pay the cost 
of publication, he gave much time which he could ill afford. to spare 
from bread- winning pursuits. Seldom does a town have a more 
useful and devoted citizen, one more eager to promote by his 
time, labor and thought, its material, intellectual, social, and moral 
welfare. Many are interested in only one or, at the most, a few of 
the public needs, but here was a man who was interested in all — 
churches, schools, Libraries, roads, side-walks, shade trees, town 
records, vital statistics, anniversaries, burial grounds, things per- 
taining to the past and to the present, things secular and things 

Mr. Brown was an enthusiastic patriot, and his patriotism mani- 
fested itself in untiring efforts to have suitable memorials erected to 
the heroes of the American Revolution. He was instrumental in hav- 
ing a stone with the following unique inscription in bronze set up in 
that part of the Old Burial Ground in Bedford reserved for mem- 
bers of the African race : " Cambridge Moore, Caesar Prescott, 
Cassar Jones, Negro slaves, Soldiers of the Revolution, 1775-1783." 
It was largely through his exertions that a boulder was placed in 
Willson Park in Bedford Village, having on it the words : " Rallying 
place of militia and minute men on April 19, 1775, before their 
march to Concord, where seventy-seven Bedford men were in the 
fight of that day, when their Captain, Jonathan Willson, was killed 
and Job Lane was wounded." He took particular pride in the old 
Colonial flag carried by the men of Bedford on that eventful day. 
Those who drilled in their respective towns that they might be better 
prepared to meet the foe were too much concerned about weightier 
matters to provide flags for their companies. But in the home of 
Nathaniel Page, Jr., in Bedford was an elegant and elaborate one 
of unknown age and origin which he bore in the company of that 
town to the Old North Bridge in Concord on the day of the bloody 
conflict there. It was then returned to the Page home where it re- 
mained until the centennial celebration on the 19th of April 1875, 
when it was again taken to Concord, carried in the procession by 
Abram English Brown, one of the Bedford delegation, unfurled 
again at the Old North Bridge, and returned again to the Page 
home, where it remained until the 19th of October, 1885, when it 
was presented to the town of Bedford by Capt. Cyrus Page, grand- 
son of the Nathaniel Page who bore it in the Concord fight. It 
is now in the custody of the Bedford Free Public Library Corpora- 
tion and secure from accident and evil design in a fire-proof safe. 
To Mr. Brown's patriotic solicitude the present custody and safety 
of this precious relic are in no small measure due, as also the celeb- 
rity it has acquired. 


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His patriotism is seen in " Beneath Old Roof-trees " and " Be- 
side Old. Hearth-stones," in which he vividly portrays the valor and 
sufferings of the liberty-loving men of twenty ^Middlesex towns, and 
several beyond the limits of Middlesex, in the first years of armed 
resistance to British oppression. In the preparation of these vol- 
umes a great number of old Colonial houses were visited, the tales of 
Revolutionary patriots that had come down to their descendants were 
heard, the graves that contained their sacred dust were searched out, 
and the inscriptions on their monuments copied. Every school boy 
knows of Paul Reveres ride, and of the bloody encounters at Lex- 
ington, Concord, and Bunker Hill, but many well-informed men 
and women living in the verv region in which the valiant deeds of 
1775 were done are ignorant of the impressive details which these 
volumes give. The one hundred and forty-five illustrations which 
adorn- them throw light on that time which tried men's souls, and the 
fifty-seven graphic chapters they contain may be read, even by the 
most learned, with interest and profit. 

Another of his works, " John Hancock, his Book," while com- 
piled largely from Hancock's letter-book, and not claiming to be a 
complete biography, presents to no small extent the public as well 
as business and social life of that distinguished patriot. The reader 
of it 6ees Boston as it was in the last half of the eighteenth century, 
the extensive trade and social eminence of the Hancocks, the first 
resistance to British tyranny, the outbreak of war, the declaration 
of independence, the stubborn conflict to gain it, its final achievement, 
and the conspicuous part John Hancock took in the decisive events of 
that stormy time. 

Patriotism is often conceived to be chiefly concerned with war. 
It is thought by many that the best patriot is the one most ready to 
fight for his country right or wrong, or most valiant on the battle 
field. No idea could be more erroneous, and it is gratifying to find 
that the subject of this sketch, although his volumes are largely 
devoted to accounts of militant lives and deeds, regarded patriotism 
as a very inclusive virtue. In the opening chapter of " Beneath Old 
Roof-trees " he says : "Good citizenship is patriotism in action. It 
is not necessary that one should face the bullets of the enemy on the 
field of battle in order to evince true patriotism. He who loves his 
home, his native town, and his country, and is ready to make sacri- 
fices for their honor and welfare, is the good citizen. In him the 
germ of patriotism is well developed." These words express the 
idea that good citizenship, however manifested, is true patriotism. 
But that idea was better expressed in the life of him who penned 
them ; for, as already shown, it was a life habitually devoted to the 
public good. 

Mr. Brown was a zealous antiquarian as well as good citizen and 
enthusiastic patriot, and as the citizen and the patriot were blended 
in him to a remarkable degree, so were the patriot and the anti- 


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quarian. He had no great interest in the antiquities of Greece and 
Rome, but very great interest in the antiquities of Massachusetts, 
and especially in that part of Massachusetts in which the Revolution 
began, and in the time in which it occurred. He was interested in 
all old burial places, but in those that contained the ashes of Revo- 
lutionary heroes he was as deeply interested as Champollion was in 
the monuments of Egypt, or Layard in the ruins of Xineveh and 
Babylon. He was interested in old houses, and described with 
ardent love the old Barrett house in Concord, the old Fitch house 
in Bedford, the old Ward house in Shrewsbury, the old Page house 
in Danvers, the old Warner house in Portsmouth, and many others. 
Every part of an old house had its attractions for him, but chiefly 
the old garret, and if in the old garret he found an old chest in 
which was an old document that threw light on the life of a soldier 
of 1775, his joy was unbounded. He took delight in old»clocks 
which had ticked in Revolutionary days. Old meeting-houses in 
Boston, Hingham, Newburyport, Salisbury, Sandown and other 
places he reverently visited and described. Old ministers who had 
served a single parish fifty years or more, like Rev. Edmund Dowse 
of Sherborn, Rev. Edward T. Blodgett of Greenwich, and Rev. 
Charles Babbidge of Pepperell, were honored by him with faithful 
sketches of their lives and parishes. Xonogenarians and centena- 
rians, no matter how humble their stations, and though they lived a 
hundred miles away, were almost sure to have their long earthly 
careers fully set forth in a daily newspaper. It is easy to imagine 
that his sleep was sweet and his dreams pleasant the night after a 
etone was set up in the Shawsheen Cemetery in memory of a worthy 
public servant who died in 1742, and whose grave is unknown: 
Samuel Fitch, the first town clerk and one of the first selectmen of 

Mr. Brown's best book from a literary point of view, the widest 
in its scope and perhaps the most readable and instructive, is " Fan- 
euil Hall and Faneuil Hall Market." It was published in 1901, and 
shows a marked improvement in conception and style over " Legends 
of Old Bedford," published ten years before — a fact much to the 
credit of a man well along in middle life. Beginning with a brief 
but lucid account of the persecution of the Huguenots in France in 
the last half of the seventeenth century, it follows a company of 
them to Xew England where they first settled in Oxford, Mass., and 
after a few years, in Boston. The later arrival from France of the 
Faneuil family, and the extensive and successful commercial business 
of Andrew Faneuil, his spacious mansion and beautiful garden of 
seven acres on Tremont Street, opposite King's Chapel burial ground, 
are adequately portrayed. The life of Peter Faneuil, nephew of 
Andrew, heir to his estate and his successor in business, is dwelt on 
at length. His magnificent gift to the town of Boston of a much- 
needed market with a commodious hall above it, first occupied in 


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1742, the destruction of the building by fire in 1761, the rebuilding 
of it in the two following years, the great enlargement of it in 1806, 
on plans submitted by that famous architect, Charles Buliinch, and 
the great expenditure upon it of money and skill in 1898 to render 
it fire proof, are described in a way which leaves nothing more of 
importance to be said. The extensive annex opened in 1826, fre- 
quently called the Quincy market, is noticed at length, and so are 
die roles by which the marketmen are governed, and the extent of 
the business which has been done by them at different periods. An 
account of the important meetings held in Faneuil Hall in the course 
of its long existence is given. The privileges in the building ac- 
corded to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery are mentioned, 
and a succinct history of that company, nearly as old as Boston 
itself, is related. In short, it may be said that starting with an 
account of a bloody religious persecution in France, more than two 
hundred vears ago, and ending with an account of the cold storage 
of meat and produce in the year 1900 — an anti-climax which the 
author coidd not well avoid — it ranges through a wide and highly 
interesting variety of subjects. 

Between the years 1892 and 1903, Mr. Brown contributed a good 
number of excellent articles to the New England Magazine. 
Among these may be mentioned " Governor Winthrop's Farm," a 
tract of land which included a large part of what is now the town of 
Bedford: "Oliver Holden, Composer of Coronation," which por- 
trays in an attractive manner the life of a prominent musician and 
influeniial citizen of Charlestown in the early part of the nineteenth 
century : t! The Ups and Downs of Christmas in Xew England," in 
which the views entertained here at different times in regard to this 
Christian festival are related in an edifying way ; and " Beacon Hill," 
which gives a full account of the changes that famous eminence has 
undergone and the sightly objects which have rested upon it from 
the time a beacon was first placed there, in 1634, to that when the 
enlargement and renewal of the State House was completed in 1898. 
He gave a great amount of study to the existence of slavery in Xew 
England for two centuries from the first settlement here by white 
men, diligently searching old newspapers for advertisements of fugi- 
tive slaves and slaves for sale, and old records for evidence that they 
were owned here in Colonial days by most men of wealth and kept 
in most families by the better class. He loved poetry and wrote 
pleasing verses, yet had a more decided talent for dealing with ma- 
terial affairs. His articles on " The History of Xew England Man- 
ufacture.?,"- which appeared a few years ago in the Boston Daily 
Globe, afford evidence of a thorough studv of the immense develop- 
ment of more than a dozen prominent industries in this section of the 
country since the beginning of the eighteenth century. In these 
articles vre nnd carefully prepared accounts of the remarkable pro- 
gress made in the manufacture of hats, clocks, paper, glass, ropes, 
bricks, matches, nails, stoves, carriages, buttons, gloves, boots and 

50 Abram English Brown [Jan. 

shoes, and cotton, woolen, and rubber goods. Why these interest- 
ing: and instructive articles were not collected into a volume it is 
difficult for one not well versed in the ways of authors and the 
motives of publishers to understand. 

There are those who by the diligent use of their powers and oppor- 
tunities do much for themselves. They become rich, learned, or re- 
nowned, and have the satisfaction which comes from rising in the 
world and gaining the admiration of many of their fellow men. 
There are also those who by the diligent use of their powers and 
opportunities do much for others. They greatly help the Church, 
the State, or some worthy cause which their sense of duty or natural 
inclinations prompt them to labor for with untiring zeal. Abram 
English Brown not only did much for himself but much for others ; 
starting with a good memory, laudable ambition, unwearying energy, 
and an industry which made the most of the passing hours, he acquired 
a large stock of knowledge, a good measure of literary taste, and a 
reputation as an author and a man which many having greater oppor- 
tunities in early life fail to gain. What he did for others by his 
writings, public services, and personal kindnesses, though not easily 
estimated, certainly was much. While he was yet in his early teens 
a distant relative offered to take this promising boy and give him a 
liberal education, but the headaches to which he was then subject, and 
the reluctance of his father to have him leave home, prevented the ac- 
ceptance of this generous offer. In after life Mr. Brown regretted 
that this offer was declined by his parents, and imagined that he 
would have accomplished far more if the advantages of a liberal 
education had been his. Undoubtedly his early life would have been 
more congenial to him, his outlook larger, his vision of the vast 
realm of knowledge clearer, -had he gone through college and, after 
further preparation, entered one of the learned professions. He 
probably would have become a more prominent man, and perhaps 
would have accomplished more for himself and more for the world 
had this course been pursued. But it is by no means sure. By 
living a long while on another's beneficence he might have missed 
that sense of independence, constant ambition, and strength of char- 
acter which are gained by surmounting obstacles in one's early years ; 
and it is certain that had he been a hard working professional man, 
anxious to make his profession the most helpful to himself and to 
those" he was called to serve, he would have been unable to write a 
creditable town history, to trace with watchful care the " footprints 
of patriots," to pursue antiquarian researches with ardent zeal, and 
to attend to the multitude of widely different details which absoi'bed 
so much of his time and which have given and continue to give so 
much pleasure and help to many souls. It is sure that he accom- 
plished much for himself and for many beside. It is not sure that 
with a thorough education in early life, at no pecuniary cost to him- 
self, he woukhhave accomplished more. 


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Transcribed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research* 

[Continued from vol. 63, page 363] 

The Willf of Robert Rat of Denston, 29 Mar. 14-30. My body to be 
buried in the church of St. Nicholas of Denston. To the high altar of the 
said church. To my wife. To son John Ray the elder my messuage in 
Wckhambrok. To son John Ray the younger £50. My two sons ex- 
ecutors. 2\o witnesses. Proved 20 May 1482. (Archdeaconry of Sud- 
bury (Bury St. Edmunds), bk. 3, f. 275.) 

The Willf of Marger Rat, widow, 2 Feb. 1482. My body to be 
buried in Denston. To the aliar of the church of Denston. To daughter 
Johan. To sons John the elder and John the younger. Son John the 
elder made residuary legatee and executor. No witnesses. Proved 20 .Jan. 
1584-5 br the executor named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury 
(Bury St." Edmunds), bk. 3, f. 351.) 

The Will of John Rate of Denston, 6 June 1503. My body to be 
buried within the church of St. Nicholas of Denston. To the high altar in 
the same church. To the high altars of the churches of Depden, Lyten, 
Owsden, and Hunden. To Mr. Abytt, priest, for singing for my soul for 
two years in the church of Denston, 18 marks. To my brother his son 
Rob Reye [ ] in the hands of [ J of Newhin. County Bedforth, 

for a trental of Saint Gregory for my soul to be sung. To wife Elisabeth 
10 marks, ten kine, six sheep, and the housements and utensils to my house 
pertaining. To sons John and Thomas my tenement in Stradyshyll called 
petytes tenement, with all lands and appurtenances, and my tenements that 
I have in Clare, etc., my son Thomas to have his choice which lands he 
will have and the other part to 6on John ; crops in Newmarket to be equally 
divided between them. To son Thomas lands lying in the fields of New- 
market and all the remainder of lands lying in Stradishull, Wickhambrook, 
and Cowlinge, if so be that my son John be content to have my tenement 
in Denston with all thereto belonging, after the decease of his mother. 
Each son to be the others heir if either die before they be married and 
have lawful issue. The residue of all goods to my executors to disburse 
in works of charity my soul to speed. Executors, my wife and sons John 
and Thomas. Witnesses : Sir John Dow, sen., mast' of the colon' of 
Denston, and William Henwade. Proved 16 July 1503 by the executors 
named. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), bk. 4, f. 54.) 

The Will of Elizebeth Rat, 22 Jan. 1521. My body to be buried in 
the church of St. Nicholas of Denston. Bequests to the same church. To 
the church of Norwiche. To a priest to sing for me I am bound to pay for 
half a year 4 marks. To Robert Ray, John Ray. Elizabeth Ray, and 
Anne Ray, to each, sheep, silver, and household goods. Gifts of sheep to 
the children of my daughter Kateryn Sparow ; to the children of Anne 

• The Committee on English Research desires to state that, although the Society 
has no official representative in England, the Committee is employing Miss French as 
* record searcher there along special lines for the benefit of the Register. 

t Translated from the Latin. 

52 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Westerp, my godchildren ; to the children of daughter Agnes Smyth, my 
godchildren John and George, and to her other children. Residue of all 
goods unbequeathed to son John, whom I make my executor. No wit- 
nesses. Probated 7 Feb. 1521 by the executor named in the will. (Arch- 
deaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), bk. 9, f. 112.) 

The Will of John Rat of Deniriston in the County of Suffolk and 
Diocese of Norwich, the elder, yeoman, 28 May 1539. My body to be 
buried in the parish church of Deneriston. To the high altar. For a cross 
£6. To the high altars of the churches of Wycktim, Stanffyld, Oweston, 
Ashley, Silverley, and Poselyngford. A priest to be paid to sing and pray 
for the souls of myself, my wife, my father, my mother, my friends and all 
Christian souls, for two years. Wife Annes to have the occupation of my 
mease for life, with appurtenances and other parcels of land, six beasts, one 
hundred sheep, half my household stuff and half the shop ; also my house 
called Stewards and ground thereto belonging for life. My sons Robert, 
John, and George Ray to pay her yearly each 33s. 4d. To daughter 
Elizabeth £6 13s. 4d. To daughter Anne £20. To daughter Alice £40. 
To John Ray, son of Robert Ray, 20s. To every of the rest of son 
Robert's children, that is Richard, Elizabeth, and Thomas, 6s. 8d. To 
godsons James Colley, Leonye Smyth, and George Smyth the younger ; 
to Anne Tumor, Margaret Ray, Anne Hegeman, Elizabeth Brasye ; to 
John, Robert, and George, my sister Westhrowpes children ; and to Anne 
Sparow, a silver spoon apiece. To the said John Westhrope and to godson 
John Teere 6s. 8d. To Westrowpe, son of John Westrowpe, and to every 
of my brother Sparowe's children, sheep. The residue of all goods move- 
able and immoveable unbequeathed, to be equally divided between my sons 
Robert, John, and George Ray, whom I make executors. Witnesses : 
Roger Strutt and John Cutter. Proved 22 Nov. 1539 by George. Ray, 
one of the executors named in the will, with power reserved to the other 
executors named. (P. C. C, Dyngeley, 33.) 

The Will of Agnes Rete, widowe, dwelling in the pishe of Denston 
within the contye of Suff., 19 June 1539. My body to be buried within 
the church of Denston. To the cross which my husband gave unto the 
church of Denston. To daughters Elizabeth, Anne, and Alice, to each two 
kyeme and twenty sheep, which my husband gave me, also household goods 
and wheat ; and to Alice my wedding ring. To every one of Robte Reye's 
children, Willm Crecherwod's children, Roger Strutt's children, and to 
godson Willm Cutter, Thomas Cowp, John Payne and John Larnerd, four 
sheep apiece. To Robte Reye my part of the shop which his father gave 
me. To Margaret Spaldinge and Joane Lichefelde a matress and pair of 
sheets apiece. To Sr. Thomas Home, parish priest of Denston, 6s. 8d. to 
pray for me. All jewelry to be parted among you all. To Robte Reye, 
John Reye, and "George Reye all the crop upon the ground with all other 
moveables, and I make them my executors. Witnesses: Sr. Thomas 
Home. John Cutter, John Payne, and Thomas Cowper. Proved at Wick- 
hambrooke 16 [month omitted] 1540. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury 
St. Edmunds), Longe, f. 274.) 

The Will of Thomas Rate of Stradshull in the County of Suffolk and 
Diocese of Norwich, yeoman, 11 Feb. 1549. To be buried in the parish 
church of Stradshull. To wife Elizabeth Raye £4 a year, all moveable 
goods, and certain rooms in my house. To my daughter's son, Thomas 


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Brasey of Cambridge, a piece of ground called Sowhers, a croft called 
Hacchis Growffe, a croft called Cott croft, and if he decease without issue 
then to Richard Brassey, and if he decease without issue then to Christopher 
Brasey. To daughter Annes Atkynnes in Cambridge a free tenement 
called lawssells or bochers, a croft called eight acre, a copy croft called 
brege, and two pieces of copy meadow, at her death to go to her son 
Thomas. To Thomas Smaythe the yonger of Asshelaye a free tenement 
called Cachys and one pasture called Marshe croft lying in Yolpett nld, a, 
croft called Schordm, and a mead called Stevey meadow. If the said 
Thomas enjoy his father's land, then said tenement to John Smythe. To 
Wyllm Hegeman of Hawkeden £10, he to pay it to his son John Hedge- 
man at the age of twenty ; if he die before that age, then to Willm Hegeman 
at twenty, and if he die before that age, to George Hegeman at twenty. To 
Richard, Christopher, Elyzabeth, Katheryne, Mary, and Margaret Brasey, 
John Smythe of Asshelaye, Elyzabethe and Mary Smythe, and George, 
Mary, and Sara Hedgeman, 6s. 8d. apiece. To Margarett Attkyns 20s. 
To daughters Elyzabethe Brasse, Annes Attkynson [sic], Margaret Smythe, 
and Anne Hedgeman, silver spoons and all the tenements which Willm 
Mansschipe hath now in occupation, both free and copy, to be equally 
divided, they to pay my wife's annuity. I make my executors Richard 
Brassey, Richard Atkeson, Thomas Smythe and Willm Hedgeman. Wit- 
nesses : Wyllm Bregma, Wyllm Manshype, Rychard Brassey, Wyllm 
Hedegeman, and Thomas Smythe. Proved at Fornham, 28 Feb. 1552, 
by the executors named- (Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), 
Wood, ff. 92-95.) 

The Will of Robert Rat of Denardeston in the County of Suffolk and 
Diocese of Norwich, thelder, yeoman, 3 Aug. 1550. My body to be buried 
in the parish church of Denardiston. My wife Johan Raye to have six 
cows, £3 6s. 8d. a year, and during her widowhood one chamber over the 
new parlor. To son John Ray all my houses and lands, both freehold and 
copyhold, lying in the parishes of Denardiston, Straddeshull, and Wyckhm- 
brook, except certain houses and lands lying in the said parishes reserved 
to my son Robert Ray ; that is, my house in the occupation of William 
Outmer with lands thereto belonging, both freehold and copyhold, a bttle 
house with a yard in the occupation of Thomas .PannelL a house and lands 
in the occupation of John Lamer and John Baxster, and batmans crofte 
with two acres of land belonging to the parsonage of Denston lying by 
gybbes crofte, and two acres of the parsonage land of Denardeston lying 
in Straddeshull in a crofte called Sherwoode Crofte. Also to him a house 
and certain lands thereto belonging holden by copy of the Bishop of Illeghe 
[Ely] lying in the parish of Strethm in the Be of Ulighe in the County of 
Cambridge, and six shops in Newmarket, to him and his heirs forever, he 
to enter into all except the copy lands at the age of twenty-one years or 
day of marriage. To son Richard Ray £40 at the age of twenty-one and 
my house named Sluffyld ; and to son Thomas Ray £20 at age of twenty- 
one and my house named Hoonynans ; all my lands in Assheley, Sylverley 
and Cheveley to be equally divided between them, at age of twenty-one or 
day of marriage, son John to pay them 20s. a year for pasturage for two 
hundred sheep. If any of my four sons die without issue, reversion to the 
survivors, equally divided. To daughter Elizabeth £60 and four cows, 
one half at day of marriage, the residue in one year following. To each 
of my sons one hundred sheep and six cattle. To Johan Manshippe, Johan 


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Norwich, Anne Bredgman, Robert Bredgman, and my godchildren Eliza- 
beth Norwiche, Richard Norwiche, and Thomas Smythe, a bullock apiece. 
To godson Robert Howell, 20s. To son Robert Ray at the age of twenty- 
one £20. The residue of goods, cattle, implements, stuff of household and 
debts due to me, to son John, whom I make executor. Witnesses : Thomas 
Lancaster, Thomas Smythe, John Ray sen., and Willm Manshyppe. 
Proved 9 Jan. 1560, by the executor named in the will. (P. C. C, 
Bock, 1.) 

The "Will of John Rate of Cheveley in the County of Cambridge and 
Diocese of Norwich, yeoman, 29 Dec. 1558. My body to be buried in the 
church of Chevelley "at my stolles ende." To the high altar of the said 
church. My wife Margaret shall have my capital messuage, wherein I now 
dwell, in Cheveley for life, except one tenement wherein Willm Maret now 
dwelleth and one parcel of land called barne crofte with their appurtenances 
which I give to "VVillm Sibley the elder and John "Wymarke, churchwardens 
of the parish church of Cheveley, their heirs, assigns and successors, in 
trust, the profits of the same to be given yearly to the poor of the said 
town forever. To wife Margaret all household stuff ; and after her death 
my said messuage where I now dwell, called Chevelers, to Richard Raye 
his heirs and assigns, upon condition that he pay to my executors £320. 
If he refuse to pay, my executors to sell said property, pay my debts and 
legacies and employ the overplus to establish a free school in Cheveley, to 
continue forever.* All my lands and tenements, freehold and copyhold in 
Stradishull and Wykambrooke, except hereafter excepted, to Willm Ray 
and his male heirs and, lacking such, to the children of brother Robarte 
Raye, that is John, Richarde, Thomas, and Robarte Raye, and their heirs 
forever. To said John Ray my croft called marshcrofte and land in Stad- 
dishull filde. To each of the same John Raye's children, to each of brother 
Grocheroods [«'e] and brother Cuttras [Cutter's] children, to cousin 
Elizabeth Rust, to Katherin my sister Strutt's daughter, and to godson 
Robarte Symon, 20s. apiece. To Alice, wife of John Sibley, 40s. To 
godsons Thomas Spencer and John Smith, and all other godchildren. To 
servants John Wooddes, Thomas Bramston, Roger Bason, and Martyn 
Motte. To the poor of Traddeswell [? Straddishull], Denardeston, Wyke- 
hambrooke, Ashie, Kirtling, Dillon, and Newmarket. To cousin Thomas 
Smith the Elder of Asshele £4. Residue of all moveable goods and chat- 
tels unbequeathed to my executors, whom I make wife Margaret and 
cousin Thomas Smith. Witnesses : John Collett, Willm Sibley the elder, 
Willm Clarke, and Robarte Symonds. Proved 23 Oct. 1560 by Margaret, 
relict and executrix named in the will, power being reserved for the other 
executor Thomas Smith. (P. C. C, Mellershe, 50.) 

Sentence. 10 Mar. 1562. That Margaret his wife, in the legacy of her 
estate for life in his house of Chiueley, should be restrained of making 
waste or strip, and the rest of the sixteen score pounds that Richard Ray 
should pay for the said messuage of Chiueley, after said Margaret's decease, 
should be employed to a free school in Cheveley. (P. C. C, Chayre, 13.) 

The Will of George Rate of Long Melford within the County of 
Suffolk, clothmaker, 20 Mar. 1544. My body to be buried in the church 
or churchyard in Melforde. To the high altar 20d. For masses for my soul. 
To wife Elizabeth during her life my capital messuage in Melford wherein 

* This school is still in existence. 


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I now dwell, called the Bull, with my " tenntrie " wherein Scryren' now 
dwelleth. and all other my lands, tenements, etc., in Melford, Ackton, and 
Lyston, in the counties of Suffolk and Essex, as well freehold as copyhold, 
which I Lately purchased of Christian Chestour, widow, and Robert Chestour 
of Royston, Esquire, with reversion to son Willm Raye and his heirs 
forever. Also to wife all my lands, tenements, as well freehold as copyhold, 
in Wickhambroke and Barnardiston, which late were of John Raye, my 
father, until son Willm shall come to the age of twenty-one years, she 
bringing up my son honestly in learning together with meat, drink, and 
clothes. If my said son die before the age of twenty-one years, the said 
lands to ray wife for life, with reversion to my brothers Robert Raye and 
John Raye, equally divided. To son "William £40 at the age of twenty- 
one years : if he die before that age then reversion to my wife Elizabeth. 
The residue of all goods, corn, cattle, debts, and all other things, my debts 
paid and my present will fulfilled, I give to wife Elizabeth to do there- 
with her own free will and pleasure, and make her my sole executrix. 
Witnesses : John Gayton, pishe preist, Willm Mayor, John Cordell, Sy- 
monde Cawston, William Rixe, and others. Proved 19 June 1545, by 
Elizabeth Raye, relict and the executrix named in the will. (P. C. C, 
Pynnyng, 30.) 

The Will of John Rate of Denston, the elder, in the County of Suffolk 
yeoman, 22 Oct. 1594. My body to be buried in the church of Denston 
** in the ILe righte before the stoole where I do vsuallie sitt and my grand- 
fathers stooe to be layed vppon me." To the reparation of the same church. 
To the parish priest of the same church. To wife Elizabeth £13 yearly 
in consideration of her third in my lands, £12 to be paid out of John Rayes 
land, and out of William Rayes and Richard Raves lands 20s. To son 
George Raye £5 and my tenement called Abells, and all lands I bought of 
Robert Castryt of Chepley, for life with reversion to his heirs male. To 
sons Willhun and Richard Raye £5 apiece, and to them and their heirs all 
my lands in Wickhmbrooke, called the parsonage lands, in the occupation of 
my son Joim Raye, all those lands I bought of Charles Parman in Wick- 
hambrooke. and those I bought of Robert Raye, called Batemans crofte and 
Gybges crofte, with two closes of the parsonage land in Denston joining to 
the same close, with an acre of land in Donnefeild abutting upon Harspall, 
late purchased of Robert Raye, and one half my lease of a sheeps course in 
Tklingbam. To sons Charles, Robert, Thomas, and Frauncys Raye, and 
to daughters Martha Everard, Elizabeth Rust, Mirable, and daughter 
Parker, gifxs of sheep. To daughter Margaret £5. To sons Robert and 
Frauncys £5 apiece. All the rest of my goods and lands unbequeathed to 
son John. If he die and do. not bequeath said lands by will, reversion to 
his son John and his heirs male and, lacking such, to Daniel Ray and his 
heirs male. Wife to have room and board so lonsr as she live with son 
John. All household stuff to wife Elizabeth and sons Francys, George, 
William, Ciiarles, Richard, and John. To Thomas Raye and his heirs, 
Neitherley. he to pay to his brother Richard £15. To son William Ray 
land pertaining to the parsonage of Wickhambrooke with orchard, and so 
through Barman's crofte, and the lands I bought of Charles Parman lying 
in Wickhambrooke, bought of brother Robert Raye, except such as are 
given to Richard Ray, viz. land in Wickham lying together with Mysinges 
house, a clote in the occupation of Robert Cowper. and a piece in Mareneld 
of parsonage land. To Nanne Parkinsonne and Richard Butcher drifts of 


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sheep. My son John to be executor. No witnesses. Proved 13 May 
1595 by John Smith, notary public, " procuratoris " of John Ray, the 
executor named in the will. (P. C. C, Scott, 36.) 

The Will of Robert Ray of Wickhambrooke in the Countie of Suffolk, 
yeoman, 25 July 1592. To the poor of Wickhambrooke 20s. To son 
Willfn Raye and his heirs forever one tenement lying in Wickhambrooke 
in a street called Wickham street, and two pieces of free land containing 
4 acres belonging thereto, holden by copy of court roll of the Manor of 
Gaynshall, he to pay to daughters Elizabeth Ray and Judith Ray £-30 each 
at their age of twenty -one years [with penalty for failure to pay] . To son 
Charles and his heirs forever all my copyhold lands lying in the parish and 
fields of Wickhambrooke, commonly called the Rowglway, holden by copy 
of court roll of the Manor of Gaynshall, he to pay to my son Ambrose 
Ray £60 at his age of twenty-three years [with penalty for failure to pay]. 
" Item : I give vnto Simon Ray my sonne all those my lands both Free 
hold and Coppiehold of what name or names soever they be, scituate, lying 
and beinge in the pish & feilds of Wickhambrooke aforesaid w * 1 I latelie 
had by p r chase of Bargaine & Sale of one Charles Worlich late of Cowlinge 
in the said Countie of Suff. gent, deceased to have & to hold all & singuler 
the said Lands . . . vnto Simon Ray my sonne & his heiers forever upon 
this Condition," that he the said Simon my son pay to my two daughters 
Elizabeth Ray and Judith Ray £30 each at their age of twenty-one years 
[the penalty for failure to pay being that the said daughters shall then 
have the property]. To son Thomas Ray and his heirs forever one close 
called Dovehouse Crofte, now in the occupation of Johon Ray, lying in 
Wickhambrooke. To son Mathew Ray and his heirs forever all the rest 
of my land unbequeathed both free and copy, lying in Wickhambrooke. 
If daughters Elizabeth and Judith die before receiving their portions, 
reversion to sons Thomas, Ambrose and Mathew Ray, equally divided. 
To wife Margerie all my household stuff, implements of household, and 
plate. To eldest son John Ray all my outward goods, cattle, horses, swine, 
crops, and farming implements, he to pay my debts and to pay to sons Thomas, 
Ambrose, and Mathew £40 each at their several ages of twenty-one years, 
and to enter into a bond of £300 for these payments to Richard Ray of 
Stragewell, yeoman, Ambrose Bigg of Glemsford, yeoman, and John Ray 
of Denston, yeoman. If son John refuse, then said gift to wife Margery, 
she to pay debts and legacies. Wife sole executrix. [Signed] Robte Raye, 
Witnesses : John Ray, Robte Turner. Proved at Bury St. Edmunds, 
25 Sept. 1598, and commission issued to the executrix named in the will. 
(Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), Whitney, 60.) 

The Will of John Bigg of Clare in the County of Suffolk, yeoman, 
8 July 1579". To son William, parson of Glemsforde, and to his lawful 
issue, all that my house or houses in which I lately dwelt in Puddle street 
at Glemsford, with all ground, lands, pastures, etc., he to pay to sons 
Eyonell and Henry £10 each at the age of twenty-one and other £10 at 
age of twenty-two. If said son William die without lawful issue, reversion 
to son Jerome. To son Ambrose his heirs and assigns forever the mill 
and mill house called Glemsford mill, with the tenement of Slaughters and 
the appurtenances Oxnall wood, Jerrolds meadow, the meadow late Mother 
Fullers, mell field, mell grene, longe pasture, mell meadowe, and two parcels 
lately adjoining thereto, he to pay to son Jerome £60. To son Lyonell 


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his heirs and assigns my tenement in Puddle street called Bromfild, with 
the croft and appurtenances unto it belonging and two parcels of land in 
Langcrofthill, one lately purchased of John Strutt, the other holden by 
copy of Mr. Alen. To son Henry his heirs and assigns one tenement 
where Agnes White dwelleth. sometime Jakeses, with all the housen and 
ground to it pertaining, and the piece of land in Long land feilde late 
purchased of John Goldinge. and a meadow near Stansted myll called 
Archers meadowe, and a shop in Clare Markett. To daughter Margerye 
Raye £6 13s. 4<L, "one greate siluer spoone and one little one." To 
daughter Anne Howe £6 13s. 4d- To daughter Mary Bigges £40. To 
son Jerome a bed standing in my mother's chamber. The apparel of my 
late wife to be equally divided between my daughters and my daughter-in- 
law. My household goods to be equally divided between my eight children. 
Mentions a legacy of 5 marks apiece received into my hands for the use of 
William, Ambrose, Margery, and Anne, of Grace Gilberd, executrix of 
Ambrose Gilberd, deceased, To the poor of Glemsford 20s. All other 
goods, chattels, and moveables unbequeathed to my executors [sons Am- 
brose and Jerome] towards the payment of my debts, legacies, and funeral 
expenses. [Signed] John Biggs. Witnesses John Stevenm, Roger Frostes 
marke. Codicil, dated 10 Sept. 1579, disposes of more household goods 
to my children, and all hook 7 r?^gs or jewels of silver or gold to be indiffer- 
ently divided among my eighf children. Proved 8 Feb. 1579-80 by the 
executors named in the will. (P. C. C, Arundell, 7.) 

The Will of John Bigge thelder of Glemsforth in the County of Suffolk 
and Diocese of Norwich, 24 Jan. 1539. My body to be buried within the 
churchyard of Glemsforth. To the high altar 2s. To elder son John all 
the tenements and lands that were my father's, and one tenement called 
Slawtors with a mill called Glemsforth mylle, a meadow called sloholys 
meadow, and a piece of arrable land lying in fylden field, to him and hia 
heirs forever, except my parlor furnished to wife for life, son John to 
provide all things necessary for her keeping. To son Edward a tenement 
called marks lying at the crosse going into acarman street, land in longlond- 
fild, and also, after his mother's decease, two pieces of pasture called free 
gardyns. To son Raaf my house at the church gate of Glemsforth with 
8 acres of land, which I lately bought of Raaf Heggeman of Glemsforth, 
after his mother's decease. To sons Thomas, John the younger, George, 
and Edmond, £40 each at the age of twenty-one, each to be the others 
heirs if any die under age. To son Thomas a legacy in recompense of a 
legacy left him by his godfather, the parson of Stanstede. To daughter 
Katheryn £10. To William Harell and Jane his wife my house at the Tye, 
he to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £8. After my wife's death household 
goods to be divided among my living children by Thomas Cotton, priest, 
John Dewghtye, Thomas Strutte, and Thomas Petywat. to whom 10s. 
apiece. I make my executors John my elder son, Edward, and Raaf, to 
whom all residue and 20s. apiece. Witnesses : William Brunkly, Richard 
Erick, and George Nelson. Proved 26 Feb. 1539, by John Bigge and 
Edward Bigge, executors named in the will, with power reserved to Rafe 
Bigge the other executor. (P. C. C, Alenger, 3.) 

The Will of William Gtlbebt of Clare in the County of Suffolk, 
gentilman, 6 June 38 Henry YIII [1546]. My body to be buried in the 
church of Clare by my father and mother. To wife Margery £100 and all 



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my messuage, lands, and tenements in Clare and Childon, both free and 
copy, during her widowhood, with reversion to son Ambrose Gilbert and 
his heirs forever, she also to have the profits of the land that I have in 
farm of the life of the quene as part of the demesne of the manor of 
Arbury, except the common pastures and the Castell with the appurtenances. 
All other lands and tenements both free and copy in Suffolk and Essex to 
son Ambrose and his heirs forever. To son Jerome £100. To William 
Gilbert £20.* To Jerome's wife £6 13s. 4d. All my unmarried daughters 
to have £40 apiece at day of marriage. To John Bygge and Agnes his 
wife, my daughter, £10. To every child of my daughters Margaret and 
Agnes that they now have, 5 marks. To every one of my chief weavers, 
and to every spinner of mine and to my servants. To the reparation of 
the church of Clare and of the highways £6 13s. 4d. each. My wife and 
son Ambrose to have the occupation of all the residue [with provision for 
wife's re-marriage]. Supervisors: William Bradbery, Esquier, and [name 
omitted] Toks, Esquier, and to them 40s. apiece. To Mr. Hiton and mais- 
tres Heton 20s. apiece, and to their servants. To Mr. George Wal- 
grave and Mr. Richard Nele 13s. 4d. apiece. Son Ambrose sole executor ; 
if he die and my wife be unmarried, she to be executrix. Witnesses : 
Edward Braynwode, Scryven, Alice Grube, the said Ambrose Gilbert, 
George Walgrave, gentilman, and Richard Nell, gentilman. (P. C. C, 
Coode, 2.) 

The Will of John Rate of Chilton strete in the parish of Clare in the 
County of Suffolk, yeoman, 26 Nov. 1628. To son Clement Raye one 
field or close of land called Eslyfield, lying in Wickhambrook in the County 
of Suffolk, holden by copy of court roll of the manor of Gaynsho and of 
Wickhambrook aforesaid, immediately after the death of my wife Anne 
who hath an estate therein during her life, the said Clement to pay to my 
daughter Judith £10 and to my daughter Martha £30 within half a year 
after the decease of my wife. To wife Anne six silver spoons, one half of 
my pewter and my linen, and a bed and bedstead fully furnished. All the 
residue of my goods, my debts paid and funeral expenses discharged, I 
give to son Samuell whom I make sole executor. [Signed] John Raye. 
Witnesses : John Raye, Junior, and Thomas Raye. Proved 13 Jan. 1628-9 
at Bury St. Edmunds by the executor named in the will. (Archdeaconry 
of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), Mason, ff. 243-4.) 

The Will of Mathew Rate of Wickhambrooke in the County o^ 
Suffolk, yeoman, 12 June 1632. To Samuell Raye, the son of John Raye 
my brother late deceased, £ 1 0. To Mary Raye, the wife of Daniel Wade, 
to my nephew [sic] Judeth Raye, and to my nephew [sic] Martha Raye, 
£5 each. To Robert Raye and Samuel Raye, the sons of my brother 
Thomas Raye, £5 apiece. To brother William Raye £5. To brother 
Charles Raye my right and title in my messuage in Stanfield, County 
Suffolk. To my nephew Charles Raye the younger £5. To all the chil- 
dren of Simon Raye, my brother late deceased, £3 apiece. To brother 
Thomas Raye the house which he now dwelleth in at Mildenhall in the 
County of Suffolk, and my right and title in a messuage in Stoke in Suffolk 
in the use and occupation of one Amyes. To brother Ambrose Ray £30 

♦This William Gilbert, son of Jerome, became a famous scientist and writer, and 
was chief physician to James I. His monument in the Church of the Holy Trinity, 
Colchester, Essex, bears the following arms : Argent, on a chevron sable between 
three leopards' heads of the field as many roses or, a crescent for difference. 


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and a messuage with a yard and pasture in Wickhanibrooke, late in the 
occupation of Thomas Rowley. To Steven Raye, son of brother Ambrose, 
£20, and to all the rest of his children £3 apiece. To my sister Haulkes 
children £3 apiece unto four of them, as my executor shall think good. 
To godchild Thomas Revell 40s. All legacies to be paid to such as have 
attained the age of sixteen years at once, and to those that are under sixteen 
when they attain that age. All residue of household goods, bills, bonds, 
plate, etc., to my brothers Ambrose Raye and John Raye, my nephew, the 
son of John Raye my brother late deceased, whom I do constitute my 
executors. [Signed] The mark of Mathy Raye. Witnesses : John Raye 
and John Bullbrooke. Proved at Bury St. Edmunds 3 July 1633 by the 
executors named in the will. (Consistory of Norwich, Tuck, 208.) 

The Will of Elizabeth Rat of Hundon in the County of Suffolk, 
widow, 31 Dec. 1702. To son Samuel Rav Is. To daughter-in-law 
Martha Ray, widow, 2s. To Elizabeth Ray, daughter of Samuel Ray, a 
cupboard. To Mary Ray, daughter of son Daniel, a featherbed and bed- 
stead furnished. All the rest of my moveable goods and chattels to son 
Daniel, be paying debts, legacies, and funeral expenses. Witnesses : Jane 
How, John Jud, and Robert Potter. Proved 3 Oct. 1708 by Daniel Ray, 
the executor named. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), 
Goodwin, 3 : 334.) 

[The foregoing wills of the Ray family of Co. Suffolk, together with those 
printed in the Register for October 1909 (vol. 63, pp. 3-56-358), selected 
from a large number gleaned of the name, give the following ancestry for 
Simon Ray who emigrated to New England about 1 640, and for Bridget 
Ray, first wife of Rev. John Rogers of Dedham, England, and mother of 
Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich, Mass. The years of births given below 
are approximate. 

1. Robert 1 Rat of Denston, Wickhambrook, etc., born about 1420, the 

testator of 1480; had wife Margaret, the testatrix of 1482. 
Children : 

2. i. John 1 the elder, b. abt. 1450. 

ii. John the younger ; had son Bobert.* 
iii. Joane. 

2. John 2 Rat {Robert 1 ) of Denston, Wickhambrook, etc., born about 

1450, the testator of 1503 ; had wife Elizabeth, the testatrix of 

Children : 

3. i. John, 3 b. abt. 1480. , 

ii. Thomas of Stradishall, the testator of 1549 ; left issue. 

iii. Agnes, m. John Smith. 

iv. Anne, m. Westropp. 

v. Katherine, m. Sparrow. 

3. John 8 Rat (John, 2 Robert 1 ) of Denston, "etc v born about 1480, the 

testator of 1539 ; had wife Agnes, the testatrix of 1539. 
Children : 

4. i. Robert, 4 b. abt. 1505. 

ii. John of Cheveley, Cambridgeshire, the testator of 1558 ; had wife 

Margaret, but d. without issue, 
iii. George of Long Melford, the testator of 1544 ; had wife Elizabeth. 

Child: William.* 
iv. Elizabeth, m. abt. 1530, "William Cracherode. 


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v. Anne, m. Roger Strutt. 
vi. Alice, m. John Cutter. 

Robert 4 Rat (John* John, 11 Robert 1 ) of Denston, etc., born about 
1505, the testator of 1550 ; had wife Joane. 
Children : 

i. John 5 of Denston, b. abt. 1530, the testator of 1594; had wife 
Elizabeth and thirteen children. 

ii. Elizabeth, unm. in 1550. 
5. iii. Richard of Stradishall, b. abt. 1535. 

iv. Thomas. 
3. v. Robert of Wickhambrook, b. abt. 1540. 

Richard 6 Rat {Robert* John* John* Robert 1 ) of Stradishall, born 
about 1535, the testator of 1609 (Register, vol. 63, p. 356), had 
wife Mart. 

Children, baptized at Stradishall : 

i. John 6 of Stradishall, bapt. 17 Aug. 1566, testator of 1630 (Waters's 
Gleanings, p. 223, and Register, vol. 63, p. 356) ; d. without issue. 
Robert, bapt. 6 Jan. 1568. 
Thomas, bapt. 7 Mar. 1570. 
Henry, bapt. 7 Jan. 1572. 

Richard of Stradishall, bapt. 7 Feb. 1574, the testator of 1632; 
had issue, among others, John, 7 probably the testator of 1657 (for 
these two wills see Register, vol. 63, pp. 356-7). 
Bridget, bapt. 6 Jan. 1576; m. abt. 1595, Rev. John Rogers, "the 
famous preacher of Dedham," Eng., being his first wife. Chil- 
dren: John, eldest son, Eev. Nathaniel of Ipswich, Mass., second 
6on, b. abt. 1598, Samuel, Daniel, Bridget, Abigail, and Martha. 

(It seems clear that this Bridget Ray was the daughter who 
married Rev. John Rogers, as from the births of this family it 
appears that any daughter born earlier than John Ray in 1566 
would have been too old, and any daughter born later than Abraham 
Ray in 1580 would have been too young to be the wife of Rev. 
John Rogers. At the time of his marriage Rogers was rector of 
Haverhill, but six miles from Stradishall.) 
vii. Ambrose, bapt. 9 Aug. 1578 ; d. before 1609, leaving son John. 7 
viii. Abraham, bapt. 4 Dec. 1580. 
ix. A daughter, m. Rev. John Benton. 
x. Samuel, bapt. 17 Dec. 1586. 



Robert 6 Rat (Robert* John, 3 John? Robert 1 ) of Wickhambrook, 
born about 1540, the testator of 1592 ; married Margert Bigg, 
daughter of John of Clare, the testator of 1579 (by Agnes his wife, 
the daughter of William Gilbert of Clare, the testator of 1546), and 
granddaughter of John Bigg of Glemsford, the testator of 1539. 
Children : 

i. John 6 of Clare and of Wickhambrook, b. abt. 1565, the testator 
of 1628 ; had wife Ann, and left issue. 

ii. WrLLiAM of Stradishall, living 1632 ; m. abt. 1595, Joane Rowntng, 
dau. of Thomas and Alice of Hunden. (See their wills in Regis- 
ter, vol. 63, pp. 358-9.) 

iii. Charles, living in 1632 ; had issue. 
7. iv. Simon, b. abt. 1575 ; of Cowling and Hunden. 

v. Thomas of Wickhambrook and Mildenhall ; living in 1632 ; had 

vi. Ambrose of Wickhambrook; had issue. 

vii. Matthew of Wickhambrook, the testator of 1632 ; d. without issue. 

viii. Elizabeth. 

ix. Judith. 


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7. Simon 6 Rat {Robert, 6 Robert* John, 8 John? Robert 1 ) of Hunden and 
Cowling, born about 1575, the testator of 1626 (Register, vol. 63, 
p. 357) ; had wife Sarah. 

Children, baptized at Cowlinge : 

i. Anne, 7 bapt. 12 Jan. 1604 ; probably m. Cowlinge. 

ii. Judith, bapt. 4 Mar. 1606; m. Mark Bales. 

iii. Mary, bapt. 22 Aug. 1608 ; m. Richard Neave. 

iv. Simon, bapt. 6 Nov. ]610; m. abt. 1632, Mart Rownixg, dan. of 
John of Hunden, testator of 1639 ; they emigrated, with children 
Simon and Mary, about 1640, to New England, where descendants 
remain (Register, vol. 63, pp. 359-60). 

v. Philemon of Clare, bapt. 9 Dec. 1612, the testator of 1679 (Reg- 
ister, vol. 63, p. 358) ; m. Elizabeth, the testatrix of 1702, and 
had issue. 

vi. Robert, bapt. 21 Sept. 1614; probably d. young. 

vii. John, bapt. 25 Mar. 1617; living in 1637. 

viii. Richard of Hunden, bapt. 14 Feb. 1619 ; the testator of 1637 (Reg- 
ister, vol. 63, p. 357) ; d. without issue. 

ix. Dennis (a daughter), bapt. 12 Feb. 1622. 

x. Margaret, bapt. 3 June 1624. 

E. F.] 
[To be continued] 



By Mart Ellen Baker, B.A. 

This bibliography of lists of New England soldiers who. have 
served in the regular and volunteer armies and navies of the United 
States, whether colonial or constitutional, is preceded by a biblio- 
graphy of lists not confined to any one group of states. 

General lists are arranged under " United States " or the indi- 
vidual state by wars, while definitely local matter is arranged under 
its state in one alphabet of county and town. 

This bibliography is limited to printed books and pamphlets cata- 
logued in the New York state library and, with one exception, to 
the English language, this exception being a list of French soldiers 
who served during the Revolution, first published in France but later 
issued as a U. S. document. 

Almanacs have been omitted, so also directories and gazetteers, 
except such as in this library have been classified with local history. 
Year books and proceedings or reports of patriotic societies have 
been omitted, since they offer little new material in their annual lists 
of officers and members, but all special publications have been ex- 
amined carefully. 

A few periodicals known to contain lists have been noted, but no 
attempt has been made to collect all such titles or to analyze them. 

* Submitted for graduation at the New York State Library School, Class of 1908. 


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As a rule records containing other than items of military history 
have been held to be in the class of collective biography and hence 
are omitted. 

"Wherever possible the exact paging of the list quoted has been 
given, but frequently the inclusive paging means that various short 
lists are contained therein. 























American historical register. 

Contains lists. Not analyzed. 

Association of acting assistant snrgeons of the IT. S. army. 

Records...l891, ed. by W. T. Parker. Salem, 1891. officers 
and members, p. 1 — 3. List of acting assistant snrgeons not members bot known 
to have acted, p. 144—5. 

Bennett, F. M. [The] steam navy of the U. S....Pittsburg. Pa., 

1896. Names of all members of the engineer corps, regnlar navy, siace its 
establishment, giving dates of entry and promotion, and manner of leaving ser- 
vice. Apx. A, 47 p. 

Callahan, E : W : ed. List of officers of the navy of the U. S- 
and of the marine corps from 1775 — 1900, comprising a com- 
plete register of all present and former commissioned, warranted, 
and appointed officers of the.. .navy and.. .marine corps regular 
and volunteer. N.Y., 1901. 

Carter, W : H. From Yorktown to Santiago with the 6th U. S. 

cavalry. Bait., 1900. Boster of officers, p. 311—17. 
folium, R : S. History of the U. S. marine corps. Phil., 
1890. Register of officers, 1798—1891, p. 270—84. 

...ed. by M. A. Aldrich. Bost., 1875. List for 1798— 

1875, p. 228—49. 

CoIIum, R : S. History of the U. S. marine corps. N. Y., 1903. 

Officers of the V. S. marine corps, 1798—1903. p. 430—49. 

Force, Peter ed. Register of the army and navy of the U. S. 
No. 1, 1830. Wash., 1830. Contains various lists. 

Gardner, C: K. comp. Dictionary of all officers.. in the army 
of the U. S. since...l789 — 1853...including...distinguished officers 
of the volunteers and militia... navy and marine corps... N. Y., 

ed. 2. 1860. 

Gordon, W : A. comp. Compilation of the registers of the army 
of the U. S. from 1815 — 1837.. .appended a list of officers on 
whom brevets were conferred.. .during the war with Great Bri- 
tain. Wash., 1837. 

Hammersley, T: H.'S. comp. Complete army and navy regis- 
ter of the U. S...1776— 1887...containing the names" of "all 

officers. ..from the revolutionary war to. ..1887... X. Y., 18-58. 
Includes reprints of his complete regular army register and General register of 
the U. S. navy. 

Hammersley, T : H. S. ed. Complete regular army register of 
the U. S...1779 — 1879. ..with the volunteer general staff during 
the war with Mexico. ..[and] all appointments by the president in 
the volunteer service during the rebellion... Wash.. 1860. 


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923.57 Hammersley, T : H. S. ed. General register of the U. S. navy 
H17 and marine corps...l782— 1882... Wash., 1882. 

353.6 Haskin, W : L. comp. History of the 1st regiment of artillery 
H27 from...l821 to... 1876... Portland, Me., 1879. Field and staff from 

18il— 1876 and roster 18>1— 1S79, p. 591—645. * 

923.57 Ho it mail, F. B. comp. Historical register and dictionary of 
qH361 the U- S. army from its organization Sept. 29, 1789, to March 

2, 1903... Wash., 1903. 

923.57 to Sept. 29, 1889. Wash., 1890. 


353.6 Romans, Benjamin, pub. Register of the officers of the army 
H75 of the U. S...1835— 36. Wash., 1835—36. 

353.6 Romans, Benjamin, comp. Register of the officers of the 
H751 army of the U. S., including the cadets at... West Point, cor-— 44. [No. 1]— 2. Wash., 1843—44. 

353.6 Illgersoll, L. D. History of the war department of the U. S., 
In4 with biographical sketches of the secretaries. Wash., 1879. 

Rosters of several of the staff departments, p. 589—93. 

359.07 Marshall, E : C. History of the U. S. naval academy...N. Y., 
M35 1862. Officers of the navy to whom thanks, medals, and swords have been 

voted by congress, p. 146 — 55. 

353.7 Mechlin, [A. H.] and Winder, [C : II.] comp. General regis- 
M46 ter of the navy and marine corps of the U. S...containing the 

names of the officers. ..who have entered the service since... 

1798... Wash., 1848. List, p. 1-200. 

353.6 Powell, W : H. History of the...4th regiment of infantry, U. 
P87 S. A., from May 30, 1796, to Dec. 31, 1870... Wash., 1871. 

Index to names of officer-, p. 211 — 15. 

353.6 Powell,, W : H. comp. List of officers of the army of the U. S. 

P871 from 1779— 1900...all appointments by the the 

volunteer service during the civil war, and.. .volunteer officers 
in the service of the U. S. June 1, 1900. N. Y., 1900. 

923.57 Powell, W: H. Powell's records of living officers of the U. S. 

P87 army. Phil., 1890. List of officers in order of retirement, p. 683— 9. 

353.6 Rodenbongh, T. F. From everglade to canon with the 2d 
R61 dragoons... N. Y., 1875. Regimental staff officers, p. 496. Certificates 

of merit, p. 498—9. 

353.6 U. S. — Cavalry — 1st regiment. Field staff and officers...from 
Un312 March 4, 1883 to June 1, 1900. Fort Meade, S. D., 1900. 

353.7 U. S.—3faYy, Department Of the. Registers of the officers of 
Un3 the navy, including.. .the marine corps... 1815 — date. Wash., 

1815 — date. 

973.62 T. S. — President. Message to the two Houses of congress... 
Un33 1848... Wash.. 1848. (U. S.— House. 30th cong. 2d sess. 

Ex. doc. No. 1.) Alphabetical list of invalid navy pensioners, complete to 
Nov. 17, 1848, p. 946— 66. 

351.5 U. S. — Record and pension office. List of pensioners on the 
Un3 rolls Jan. 1, 1883... 5v. Wash., 1883. 

351.5 U. S. — Record and pension Office. Report from the secretary 
Un31 of relation to the pension establishment of the U. S. 3v. 

in 6. Wash., 1835. Pension rolls by states. 


Lists of Few England Soldiers 


353.6 U. Si — War, Department Of. Medals of honor issued by the war 

qUn31 department up to and including Oct. 31, 1897... Wash., 1897. 

353.6 U. S.— War, Department Of. Official army register, 1813 — date. 

Un3 Wash., 1813— date- 

351.2 United States kalendar and army and navy register for 1813 

Un32 ...N. T., 1813. Lists of officers of the nary and the marine corps, of officer* 

and men of the army, p. 35 — 88. 

929.2 Calkins, W: W. comp. CalMns memorial military roster. 
C127 Chic. [1903.] Index classified by states, p. 201— 4. 


973.26 Ford, W. C. comp. British officers serving in America, 1754 — 
qF75 1774, comp. from the "army lists." Bost., 1894. 

973.26 Society Of colonial wars — New York state society. Account of 
qSOl the battle of Lake George, Sept. 8, 1755... N. Y., 1897. 

List of killed and wounded, p. 12—13. 


973.3 American monthly magazine. Began in 1901, t. IS, a department called 
_Ajri3 Revolutionary records, which includes partial lists taken from old diaries, grate 

yard records, etc. Not analyzed. 

353.6 Birkhimer, W : E. Historical sketch of the organization, ad- 
B53 ministration, mat^rieL and tactics of the artillery, U. S. army. 

Wash., 1884. Lists <rf officers of various revolutionary regiments and bat- 
talions, p. 331—53. 

973.38 Burton, Jonathan. Diary and orderly book, while in service... 

B95 Dec. 10, 1775 — Jan. 26, 1776, an< the Canada expedition 

...Aug. 1, 1776— Nov. 29, 1776. Concord, N. H., 1885. Roil 

of Taylor's company, p. 3 — 4. Roll of Barrows's company, p. 26. 
973.38 FarnSWOrth, Amos. Diary kept..during part of the revolu- 
F23 tionary war, Apr. 1775 — May 1779. Cambridge, 1898. Muster 

rolls of Capt. Farwell's company of minute men in Col. Jfrescott's regiment, 
Apr. 19, and Aug. 1, 1775, p. 33—6. 

973.371 Fernald, H : W. Old Mill prison. [Providence, 1900.] Name* 

F39 of a few prisoners, p. 3. 

973.37 Ford, W# C. ed. Prisoners of war, British and American, 
F75 1778. Phil., 1893. 

973.347 France — Affaires etraugeres, Ministere des. ...[Les] combat- 
qF841 tants francais de la gmerre americaine, 1778 — 1783... Wash., 

973;344 Godfrey, C. E. Commander-in-chiefs guard, revolutionary war... 

G54 Wash., 1904. Roster of the infantry and cavalry guard, p. 105 — 11. A 

second part includes much biography. 

973.38 Haskell, C. [S.] Diary, May 5, 1775— May 30, 1776, a revolu- 
H27 tionary soldier's record before Boston and with Arnold's Quebec 

expedition... Newburyport, 1881. Rolls of Capt. Lunt's company in 
the 17th regiment of Col. Lnrilt, p. 21—2. 

923.57 Heitman, F. B. comp. Historical register of the officers of the 
H36 continental army during the war of the revolution... Wash., 

973.3316 Henry, J: J. Account of Arnold's campaign against Quebec in 

H39 the autumn of 1775. Albany, 1777. Roll of Capt. Matthew Smith's 

company, p. 189 — 90. 

1910] Lists of New England Soldiers 65 

973.38 Henshaw, Col, W: Orderly book...Apr. 20— Sept. 26, 1775. 

H33 Bost., 1877. Officers of various regiments, p. 1—13. Bank of regiments of 

foot in the service of the united colonies, p. 86. g 

973.371 Herbert, Charles. Relic of the revolution... Bost., 1847. 

JJ4X American prisoners captured on the high seas and carried to Plymouth, Kng., 

during the revolution, p. 243 — 5?. 

973.3357 [Hough, F. B.] ed. anon. Siege of Savannah by the com- 
H81 bined American and French forces...l779. Albany, 1866. 

Officers of the American forces, killed and wounded in the action, p. 146 — 7. 

973.38 JODDSOD, Joseph. Traditions and reminiscences, chiefly of the 
J62 American revolution in the south... Charleston, S. C, 1851. 

Prisoners sent to St. Augustine, p. 317—18. Chiefly civilians. 

973.3324 Johnston, H: P. Battle of Harlem Heights, Sept. 16, 1776... 

J64 N. Y., 1897. Officers of Knowlton's « Rangers," 1776, p. 189—90. Prison- 

ers taken at Ft- Washington, Nov. 16, 1776, p. 190—2. Partial list of casual- 
ties, p. 192—3. 

973.3354 Johnston, H: P. Storming of Stony Point.- N. Y., 1900. 

J64 Wayne's Light infantry corps, 1779, partial organization, p. 215 — 17. 

973.3375 Johnston, H : P. Yorktown campaign and the surrender of Corn- 
J64 wallis, 1781. N. Y., 1881. Organization of the allied army at the 

siege of Yorktown, p. 112 — 17. 

973.38 Lincoln, RufdS. J. M. Lincoln. [Cam- 

qL63 bridge, Mass.,] 1904. Prisoners on Long Island, Aug. 15, 1778, p. 29—40. 

977.6 Minnesota historical Society. Collections, 1850 — date, vol. 1 — 
M66 date. St. Paul, 1860 — date. Eeprint of letter from the U. S. Secretary 

of war, communicating a transcript of the pension list, 1813, vol. 6, p. 505—39. 

973.3372 Myers, T. 6. ed. Cowpens papers, being correspondence of 
M99 Gen. Morgan and the prominent actors. Charleston, S. C, 

1881. Commissioned officers in the action of Jan. 17, 1781, p. 27. 

975.6 North Carolina— General Assembly. Colonial records...ed. by 
qN81 W: L. Saunders. Vols. 1—26. Raleigh, 1886— 1906. officers 

who were prisoners of war, 1782, vol. 16, p. 671—4. 

973.35 Paullin, C: 0. Navy of the American revolution... Cleveland, 
P28 1906. Commissioned officers who served in the navy and marine corps of the 

TJ. S. during the American revolution, p. 506 — 15. 

353.6 Ray, Alexander comp. Officers of the continental army who 
R21 served to the end of the war and acquired the right to com- 

mutation pay and bounty land ; also officers killed in battle or 
who died in service. Wash., 1849. 

973.339 Riker. James. " Evacuation day " 1783 and its many stirring 

R44 events... X. Y., 1883. Americans made prisoners at Forts Montgomery 

and Clinton, Oct. 6, 1777, p. 43—6. 

973.34 Saffell, W : T : R. Records of the revolutionary war... Ed. 3. 

Sal Bait,, 1894. 

973.34 N. Y., 1858. 

Sail Many lists. 

973.365 Sons Of the American revolot ion — Massachusetts society. Sol- 
So5 diers and sailors whose graves have been designated by the 

marker of the society. Bost., 1901. 

973.3316 Stone. E. M. Invasion of Canada in 1775, including the journal 
St7 of Capt. Simeon Thayer... Providence, 1867. Men of Thayer's 

company part of detachment under Arnold in 1775 — 76, p. 94 — 5 and following 
p. Vri. 

j ' 








Lists of New England Soldiers 


Strjker, W : S. [The] massacre near old Tappan... Trenton, 
1882. Return of officers of the 3d regiment light dragoons, continental army, 
Sept. 18, 1778, p. 12. 

Toner, J. M. Medical men of the Revolution... Phila., 1876. 
Surgeons and surgeons' mmes who have received pensions for service in the 
revolution, footnote p. 105—6. Medical men who held military commands, 
footnote p. 107. Alphabetical list of those who took purt in the struggle, 
p. 117—29. 

U. S.— Library Of COIlgrCSS. Naval records of the American 
revolution, 1775—88... Wash., 1906. 

U. S. — State, Department Of. Census of pensioners for revolu- 
tionary or military services returned... under the act for 
taking the 6th census. Wash., 1841. 

U. §.— KCCOrd and pension Office. Pensioners of the revolu- 
tionary war struck off the roll... [Wash., 1836.] (U. S. 
— House. 24th cong. 1st sess. Doc. No. 127.) 

Washington, George. 1st president of U. S. General orders- 
issued at Newburgh on the Hudson, 1782 — 1783, 
E : C. Boynton. Newburgh, 1883. List of officers of the continen- 
tal army, 1760, p. 109—12. 

Williams, G : W. History of the negro troops in the war of the 
rebellion, 1861 — 65, preceded by a review of the military ser- 
vice of negroes in ancient and modern times. N. Y., 1888. 
Partial list of negroes who served in the revolution, p. 33 — S. 


973.47 Allen, G. W. Our navy and the Barbary corsairs. Bost,, 1905. 

A]5 U. S. vessels of war which served in the Mediterranean before 1618, with names 

of their commanders. List of officers of Preble's squadron, crew of the In- 
trepid, etc., 1804, p. 323—33. 





(5) WAR OF 1812 

Boogher, W : F. comp. Miscellaneous Americana, a collection 
of history, biography and genealogy. Phil., 1883 — 95. 

Payroll of American prisoners at Chatham 1814, p. 215—18. 
cau prisoners at Dartmoor, p. 219—20. 

Payrolls of Ameri- 

[Bow en. Abel] anon. Naval monument, containing... accounts 
of all the battles.-between the navies of the U. S. and Great 
Britain, and an account of the war with Algiers, to which is 
annexed a naval register of the U. S. Bost., 1816. List, 

p. :i07— 17. 

Brief sketch of the military operations on the Delaware dur- 
ing the late war.. .with.. .the muster rolls of the several volunteer 
corps which composed the advance light brigade, as they stood 
at the close of the campaign, 1814. Phil., 1820. 

Brown, S: R. Authentic history of the 2d war for indepen- 
dence... 2 vols. Auburn, 1815. Army register, Tol. 2, Apx. p. 72— 93. 

Clark, C. IV. ed. List of pensioners of the war of 1812, with 
an appendix containing names of volunteers for the defence of 
Plattsburg from Vermont towns. ..names of U. S. officers and 
soldiers at Burlington, Vt., as shown on army, pay and muster 
rolls. Burlington, 1904. 

1910] Lists of New England Soldiers 67 

353.7 Complete list of the American nary ; shoeing the.. .commander's 

C73 names and station of each vessel, 'with the names of all the 

. officers in service, for Oct., 1813... Bost. 1813. List of officers, 

p. 14-35. 

973.52 Davis, P. HI. Authentick history of the late war between the 
D29 U. S. and Great Britain... Ithaca. [N. T.,] 1829. Army register, 

p. 287—308. 

353.6 Gordon. W : A. comp. Compilation of the registers of the 
G65 army of the U. S. from 1815 — 18o7...appended a list of officers 

on whom brevets were conferred...during the war with Great 
Britain. Wash., 1837. 

353.7 Naval register Of the U. S. from the Official register published 
N22 by order of the secretarv of the navy, Aug. 1, 1815. Bost., 



973.7416 Buell, AngnstuS. " [The] cannoneer " : recollections of service 
B86 in the army of the Potomac by a " detached volunteer " in the 

regular artillery. Wash., 1890. Losses of Battery B. at Buena VUta, 

p. 15—16. 

973.6235 Carleton, J. H : Battle of Buena Vista, with the operations of 
C19 the "Army of occupation" for one month. N. T., 1848. 

Killed, wounded and missing in the battle, p. 191—211. Officers still in the 
regular army in 1848, who were in these operations, p. 256—8. 

973.62 Complete history of the late Mexican war, containing an 

C73 authentic account of all the battles fought...with a list of the 

killed and wounded... N. Y., 1850. List, p. 81—96. 

973.62 M'Sherry, Richard. El puchero: or, a mixed dish from 

M24 Mexico... Phil., 1850. Officers and volunteers in the valley of Mexico 

under Maj.-Gen. Scott, in Aug. and Sept. 1847, p. 226—47. 

973.6233 Reid, S. C. Scouting expeditions of McCulIoch's Texas rangers... 
R27 Phil., 1847. Killed, wounded and missing in the battles of Monterey, 

p. 240— 50. 

973.6233 1859. 

R271 Same. 

973.6235 Thorpe, T : B. Our army at Monterey...Phil., 1847. Names of 

T39 killed, wounded and missing, p. 191—202. 

973.6236 U. S.— Adjtttant-General'S Office. Official list of officers who 
qUn3 marched...under...Maj.-Gen. Winfield Scott from Puebla upon 

...Mexico... 1847 and who were engaged in the battles of Mexico. 
Mexico, 1848. 

973.62 U. S. — President. Messages, with the correspondence between 

Un32 the secretary of war and other officers of the government on 

the...Mexican war. Wash., 1848. (U. S. — House. 30th cong. 

1st seSS. Ex. doc. No. 60.) List of commissioned officers present in 
the action of " Palo Alto" and "Besaca de la Palna," 1S4G, p. 403—5. Men 
of the 1st Kentucky volunteers and an Arkansas regiment captured at Encar- 
nacione, p. 1111—12. Detachments under Capt. Heady, captured June 27, 1847, 
p. 1109. 


355.07 Abbot, H: L. ...Half century record of a West Point class, 
Ab2 1850 — 54. Bost. [1905?] Statistical tables, IV and V. 

vol. Lxrv. 5 


Lists of New England Soldiers 


973.7349 Bates, S : P. Battle of Gettysburg. Phila., 1875. Names of sol- 



















diers buried in the national cemetery and other cemeteries near Gettysburg, p. 

Brown, J. W. Signal corps U. S. A., in the war of the rebellion. 
Bost., 1896. Lists of officers and men in 1863 and 1864, p. 486—9. Men or- 
dered to the Department of the Gulf 1864, p. 592. Roster, 1861—65, p. 715—902. 

Bnell, Augustus. " [The] cannoneer " : recollections of service 
in the army of the Potomac by a " detached volunteer " in the 
regular artillery. Wash., 1830. Roster of the "old regulars" who 
constituted Battery B. in 1861, p. 17- Volunteers detached into the battery, Oct. 
1861— June 1862, p. 19—20. 

Ejcrs, S. II. M. What I saw in Dixie ; or, Sixteen months in 
rebel prisons. Dansville, N. Y., 1868. 

List of officers of the U. S. army and navy confined at Columbia, S. C, p. 96 — 

[talifl*, J. M.] anon. Record of the services of the 7th regi- 
ment, U. S. colored troops, from Sept. 1863 to Nov. 1866, by 
an officer of the regiment. Providence, 1878. Roil of enlisted 

men, p. 105-38. 
Cavada, F. F. Libby life; experiences of a prisoner of war in 
Richmond, Va., 1863 — 64. Phil., 1865. short list of prisoners, 

p. 205—21. 

ChaUUCy Hall School. Roll of former members...who served in 
the army or navy of the U. S. during the war for the suppres- 
sion of the rebellion. Bost., 1866. Contains much biography. 

Cooper; AlODZO. In and out of rebel prisons. Oswego, N. Y., 

1888. List of officers confined in Macon, Ga., p. 295 — 330. 

[Daniels, A. M.] anon. Journal of Sibley's Indian expedi- 
tion during the summer of 1863, and record of the troops em- 
ployed, by a soldier in Co. H., 6th regiment. Winona, Minn., 

1864. Record, p. 22—50. 

Doubleday, Abner. Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moul- 
trie in 1860 — 61. N. Y., 1876. Officers and enlisted men present at 
the bombardment of Ft. Sumter, p. 179—81. 

E!y, Alfred. Journal of...Ely, a prisoner of war in Richmond, 
ed. by Charles Lanman. N. Y., 1862. List of officers and soldiers 

who had been and were, in 1862, imprisoned in the south, p. 284 — 359. 

Gcrrish, Theodore, and Hutchinson J : S. [The] blue and 
the gray, a...history of the army of the Potomac and that of 
northern Virginia.,. Portland, Me., 1883. 

Names of U. S. generals killed in action, p. 802. 

Glazier, W. W. [The] capture, the prison pen and the escape. 

N. Y., 1870 [?] Officers of the U. S. army and navy confined in Libby 
prison, p. 369—42^. 

Ed. 9. Hartford, 1868. p. 355-400. 

Albany, 1865. p. 331— 43. 
Albany, 1866. p. 331-53. 

973.771 GOSS, W. L. Soldier's story of his captivity at Andersonville, 
G69 Belle Isle, and other rebel prisons... Bost., 1873. Names of 

union soldiers buried at Andersonville, p. 275 — 356. 

973.77 Harris, W : C. Prison life in the tobacco warehouse at Rich- 
H24 mond, by a Ball's Bluff prisoner. Phil., 1862. Richmond prison 

association, list of members, p. 171—5. 

1910] Lists of Xew England Soldiers 69 

973.74 Harrison, Walter. Pickett's men, a fragment of war history... 

H24 X. Y., 1870. List of general, field and staff officers of Pickett's division, 

p. 191—202. 

973.771 Hawes, Jesse. Cakaba ; a story of captive boys in blue. N. Y. 

Hll [cl838.] Addresses of all ex-Cahaba prisoners known, p. 478— 80. 

973.7336 History of Antif tani national cemeiery, including a descrip- 
H62 tive list of all the loyal soldiers buried therein... Bait, 1869. 
973.7416 Hough, F, B : History of Duryee's brigade during the campaign 
H81 in Virginia under Gen. Pope, and in Maryland under Gen. 

McClellan in_.l862. Albany, 1861. Officers in 1862, p. 131-44. 

Casualties in battBe, p. 1*9— 5a. 

i 973.7416 Irwin, R: B. History of the 19th army corps. N. Y, 1892. 

Jj.g Officers killed or mortally wounded, p. 4S3— 7. Port Hudsonfro lorn hope 

officers and men who volunteered for storminr party, p. 48S — 506. 

973.771 Isham. A. B., Davidson, H: i>l„ and Fnrness, H: B. Pris- 

Is3 oners of war and military prisons... with a list of officers who 

were prisoners of war from Jan. 1, 1864. Cin., 1890. List, p. 


973.771 Jeffrey, W: H. comp. Richmond prisons 1861—62, comp. 

J37 from—records kept by the confederate government and journals 

kept by union prisoners—with the name, rank, regiment, com- 
pany and state of the 4000...confined there. St. Johnsbury, 

Vt., [cl893.] List, p. 161—269. 

973.765 Lamed, C : W : History of the battle monument at West Point, 
L32 together with a list at the names— inscribed upon and com- 

memorated by it— West Point, 1898. List, p. 119—93. 
973.7711 List Of the onion soldiers buried at Andersonville, copied from 
L69 the official record in the surgeon's office at Andersonville. 

N. Y., 1866. 
719 Pennsylvania. — Soldiers' national cemetery, Gettysburg, Select 

P381 committee on. Report relative to the...cemetery... Harrisburg, 

1864. Soldiers buried in this and nearby prices, p. 15 — 35. 

719 Revised report. 1865. 

P38 List, p. 19—132. 

719 Revised report. 1867. 

P382 List, p. 21-142. 

973.7337 Phisterer, Frederick. Regular brigade of the 14th army corps, 
P55 the army of the Cumberland, in the battle of Stone river or 

Murfreesboro, Tenn....l863. [X. Y., 1883.] Roster of commis- 
sioned officers, p- 36 — 9. 

973.74 Phisterer, Frederick. Statistical record of the armies of the 

P55 U. is. N. Y-. 1883. Eecord of the general officers of the armies of the 

U. S. during the rebellion, p. 247—332. 

353.6 PoweU, W : H. comp. List of officers of the army of the U. S. 

P871 from 1779 — 1900... all appointments by the the 

volunteer serrice during the civil war and... volunteer officers in 
the service of the U. S. June 1, 1900. N. Y, 1900. 

353.6 Price, G: F, comp. Across the continent with the 5th cavalry 

P93 N. Y., 1883. Virions lists of officers axd men, p. 589—618,681— 705. 

973.7711 Ransom, J: L. Andersonville diary, escape, and list of the 
R17 dead... PhiU 1883. List of dead, ^ 273—366. Officers imprisoned at 

Camp Asylum, Ciiombia, S. C, p. 369—41. 


Lists of New England Soldiers 


973.7711 Auburn, N. Y., 1881. 

Rl 7 1 Lists, p. 193-286, 289—301. 

973.781 Rodenbough, T. F. comp. Bravest 500 of '61... N. T., 1891. 

R611 List of those to whom medals have been awarded, p. 486—46. 

973.781 Rodenbough, T. F. ed. Uncle Sam's medal of honor... N.Y., 

R61 [cl886.] List of those to whom medals hare been awarded, p. 414—24. 

973.771 Sabre, G. E. Nineteen months a prisoner of which is 
Sal appended a list of officers confined at Columbia during the 

winter of 1864 and 1865. N. Y., 1865. List, p. 175— 20?. 

973.771 Schwartz, Stephen. Twenty-two months a prisoner of war... 
Sch9 St. Louis, 1892. Boll of a detached battalion of the ith regiment of U. S. 

infantry received as exchanged prisoners at Baton Rouge, Feb. 25, 1863, p. 


973.7416 Society of the army of the Cumberland. Report..i868— 

Sol 1905. Cin., 1868 — 1906. Each volume contains list of members and 

some lists of deaths. 

973.7416 Society of the army of the Tennessee. Report of the proceed- 

Cin., 1877—96. 
side; or, Andersonville 

ings of the 1st — 27th meetings, 1866—1895 

Contains lists of members. 

973.771 Stevenson, R, R. [The] southern 
St4 prison... Bait., 1876. 

Federal soldiers that died and were buried at Andersonville, p. 295 — 402. Offi- 
cers confined at Camp Asylum, Columbia, S . C. , p. 405—40. 

353.6 Strait, N. A. comp. Roster of all regimental surgeons and 

St8 assistant surgeons in the late war, with their services and last 

known post office address. [Wash.,] 1882. 

973.7416 Third army corps union. Reports of secretary and treasurer 
T34 with...a roster of members...May 5, 1892. Somerville, N. J., 

1893. Roster, p. 36—68. 

973.7349 Tremain, H : E. Two days of war, a Gettysburg narrative and 

T72 Other excursions. N. Y., 1905. List of officers exchanged at Charles- 

ton Harbor, Aug. 3, 1864, p. 216—17. 

353.6 U. S. — Adjntant-General'S Office. Official register of officers 
Un3351 of volunteers in the service of the U. S... Wash., 1900. Contains 

also a list of casualties and an index of names. 

973.7416 U. S. — Army Of the Potomac — 5th corps — 1st division — 3d bri- 
qUn3 gade. Procee ding s of the 3d brigade association, 1st division, 

5th army corps, army of the Potomac... 18 93 — 98, record Xos. 

2—3. N. Y., 1896— 1900. Lists of members. 

353.6 U. S.— Quartermaster-General. Roll of honor j names of sol- 

Un35 diers who died in defence of the union, interred in the national 

cemeteries. 27 vols, in 10. Wash., 1866 — 71. Alphabetic index 

to places of interment as specified in Rolls of honor, nos. 1—13, vols. 26 — 27. 

973.767 U.S. — Qnartermaster-General. Roll of honor ,- names of sol- 

Un3 diers who died in defence of the American union interred hi the 

national cemeteries at Washington, D. C., from Aug. 3, 1861 to 
June 30, 1865. Wash., 1865. 

973.7417 U. S. — Sharpshooters — 1st and 2d regiments. Partial roster of 
Un32 the survivors of Berdan's U. S. sharpshooters, 1st and 2d regi- 
ments, 1861—65... Wash., 1889. 

973.7417 Ut S. — Signal corps. Revised roster of the signal corps, U. S. A., 
Un3 during the war of the rebellion with personal records of service 

in the corps. N. p., 1886. 


Lists of New England Soldiers 


617.99 U, Se— Surgeon-General's Office. Report of surgical cases 
qNl treated in the army of the U. S. from 1865 — 71. Wash., 1871. 

(Circular No. 3.) Index of patients, p. 290-4. 

973.74 U. S. — War, Department of. General orders-embracing the 
Un31 years 1861— 62— 63...with...index... 2 vols. N. Y., 1864. 

Various long lists, especially of transfers from one department of service to 


353.6 U. S. — War, Department Of. Official army register of the volun- 
Un36 teer force of the U. S. army for the years 1861 — 65. 8 vols. 

Wash., 1865 — 67. Various lists by states with an alphabetical index to 
each volume. 

973.7416 Tan Home, T: B. History of the army of the Cumberland... 

V31 2 Vols, and atlas. Cin., 1875. Officers killed in action or dying of 

wounds or disease during the war, vol. 2, p. 386 — 437. 

973.7712 Walls that talk ; a transcript of the names, initials and sentiments 
W15 written and graven on the walls, doors and windows of the 

Libby prison at Richmond by the prisoners of 1861 — 65. 

Richmond, 1884. 

616 Woodward, J. J., and Others, comp. Medical and surgical 

qNO history of the war of the rebellion... 2 vols, in 6. Wash., 

1870 — 88. ^ol. 2 contains lists of wouded. 

378.746 Yale university. honor of the alumni...who were 
YH in the military or naval service of the TJ. S. during the...[civil] 

v. 167 war...with the...roll of honor. New Haven, 1866. KoU of honor, 

with index, p. 77 — 105. 

973.893 Bonsai, Stephen. Fight for Santiago- N. Y., 1899. Casual- 

B64 ties sustained from Apr. 21 to Aug. 13, 1898, p. 520—1. 

973.893 Herrmann, K. S. From Yauco to Las Marias... Bost., 1900. 

H4-9 Killed and wounded at the battle near Harmigueros, Porto Eico, Aug. 10, 1898. 

■"** p. 108— 9. 

353.7 Long, J : D. [The] new American navy. N. Y., 1903. Pro- 
7,85 motions for eminent and conspicuous con-duct in battle, or for extraordinary 
" * heroism during the war between the U. S. and Spain, vol. 2, p. 217—24. 

973.893 McCook, H : C. Martial graves of our fallen heroes in Santiago 

M13 de Cuba.,- Phil., 1899. last of officers, enlisted men and other persons 

who were killed in action or who died in Cuba during the war with Spain, 
p. 417—42. 

Maclay, E. 



History of the U. S. navy from 1775—1902... 

N. Y., 1902. U. S. vessels engaged in the Spanish-American war, with the 
names of their commanders, p. 443—7. 

973.89449 Princeton university. Princeton in the Spanish- American war 
Cl 1898. Princeton [pref. 1899]. index, p. 125-8. 

369.121 Society of colonial Wars. Register of members of the society... 
Al who served in the army or navy of the U. S. during the Spanish- 

American war... N. Y., 1899. 

Black Hawk, Seminole, Sioux 

973.8 Finerty, J : F. War path and bivouac ; or, The conquest of the 
F49 Sioux... Chic. [cl890.] Casualties at the Eosebud fight and at Slim 

Buttes, p. 450—1. Killed and wounded under Custer, Beno, and Benteen, 

1876, p. 455—8. 

973.571 Spragne J: T. Origin, progress and conclusion of the Florida 
Sp7 war...appended a record of officers, non-commissioned officers, 


Descendants of Thomas Remington 



musicians and privates of the U. S. army, navy and marine 
corps who were killed in battle, or died of disease, also names 
of officers who were distinguished by brevets and the names of 
others recommended... N. Y., 1848. List, p. 526— m. 

Stevens, F. E. Black Hawk war... Chic, 1903. Barter of the 
6th regiment, p. 120—1. Roster of officers, p. 122—4. 

[To be continued] 





By Louis ILuunts Dewbt, of Westfield, Mass. 

In addition to his daughter Sarah, John* Remington had by his first 
wife a son John, as follows : 
4a John* Remington (John* Thomas 1 ), born about 1690, lived at 
Agawam, Mass., and was recorded at Springfield. He married, 7 
Feb. 1722-3, Merct Jones, born 7 Feb. 1694, daughter of Ebene- 
zer and Mercy. 
Children : 

i. Seth, 4 b. 6 Aug. 1724 ; <L soon. 
11a ii. . Seth, b. 27 Feb. 1726-7. 

iii. Margaeet, bapt. 9 Oct. 1731. 
lib iv. Mechach, went to Sturbridge, Mass., according to land records, 
v. John. "John Bemington Jr. of Pontoosuck [Prttsfield] late of 
Springfield " entered intention of marriage at Springfield, 30 Jan. 
1761, to Mart Parsons of Granville, Mass. A John Bemington 
m. at Springfield, 18 Apr. 1769, Mary Brooks. 

11a Seth 4 Remington (John* John* Thomas 1 ), born at Agawam, Mass., 
27 Feb. 1726-7, there died 29 Apr. 1806, aged 79. He married 
first (intention recorded 18 Jan. 1753) Elizabeth Ball, baptized 
17 May 1731, died 11 June 1744, daughter of Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth ; and secondly (intention recorded at West Springfield 17 Oct. 

1778) Mabt Roberts of that place. His. third wife, Ltdia , 

died 22 Feb. 1797, aged 73. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth* (probably), whom, at West Springfield, 14 Nor. 1782, 

John Morley. 
ii. Olive (probably), who m. at West Springfield, 25 Jane 1792. Henry 

iii. Penelope (probably), who m. at West Springfield, 18 Mar. 1793, 

Thomas Morley. 
iv. Mary (perhaps). "Mary Bemington, age 66, housekeeper, born in 

W. Springneld, died 20 Oct. 1849 of old age " at Enfield, Conn. 

lib Mechach 4 Remington (John,* John* Thomas 1 ), born at Agawam, 
Mass., 1730, died Mar. 1756, in 26th year, or 4 Feb. 1757. He 
was a doctor at Sturbridge, Mass. He married, 9 July 1755, Mary 
Maect, born at Oxford, Mass., 23 Aug. 1736, died 16 Sept. 1776, 
daughter of Moses and Prudence. She married secondly, 3 May 

* See Bugister, vol. 63, pp. 178, 181. 


1910] Dr. Comfort Starr, and Cranbroolc, Kent 

1758, Erastmus Babbitt, a doctor at Sturbridge. 

1. Lucretia,* b. 1 Mar. 1766 ; d. 13 Nov. 1758. 


Daniel 4 Remington (No. 12) had the following children born at 
Agawam and recorded at Springfield, in addition to those already 
iv. David, 5 b. 17 Sept. 1766; m. at Westfield, Mass., 28 Feb. 1788, 


v. Daniel, b. 1 Nov. 1768. 

vi. Seneca, b. 15 Feb. 1771; m. at West Springfield, 26 Nov. 1794, 

Mary Sakgeants. Children: 1. Silas Sargeants,* b. 16 Aug. 1795 ; 

d. 7 Apr. 1796. 2. Mary, b. 5 Feb. 1797. 
vii. Ezekiel, b. 20 June 1773. 

John 4 Remington's (No. 14) widow Patience married Abel Rising, 
and died 14 Dec. 1834, aged 89. 


By Hosea Stars Bailou of Brookline, Mass. 

In Dr. Comfort Starr's will, proved at Boston 2 February 1659, ho 
disposes of certain real estate " at Eshitisford in Kent in Old England." 
Eshitisford is, of course, the modern Ashford, where Dr. Starr was a 
physician and surgeon prior to bis embarkation for New England, with 
"Three children and Three servants " in March 1634-5. 

Since the late Burgis Pratt Starr published his history of the Starr 
Family thirty years ago, research has disclosed certain important facts 
which were unknown to him. Among them are the ages of certain of Dr. 
Comfort Starr's children. We have learned that Dr. Thomas Starr was 
baptized at St. Mary's Church, Ashford, on 31 December 1615; so that 
he was only twenty-one years old when he was appointed " chirurgeon " in 
Stoughton's expedition against the Pequots, 17 May 1637. His sister 
Mary, who in 1640 married John Maynard, was baptized 16 April 1620. 
His brother John Starr was baptized 15 October 1626, so that he was a 
mere child of eight years when Dr. Comfort Starr bought William Peyn- 
tree's* homestead, between the Rev. Thomas Hooker's and James Olm- 
stead's, at Newtown (Cambridge) in 1635. 

Since 1879 the significant record has been found at Ashford that one 
Moregift Starr "of Cranebrooke" was buried at Ashford in 1617. The 
manuscript notes of Mr. Somerby seemed to prove that the clue was well 
taken, and the present Vicar of St. Dunstan's Church at Cranbrook, Kent, 
Dean Bell, verified Somerby's assertion that Comfort Starr was baptized 
there on 6 July 1589. In the record his father's name is not given, but 
from other sources we have discovered that it was Thomas Starr. In the 
records of Oxford University, 1571-1622 (vol. 20, p. 2), appears one 
Thomas Starr at Oriel College in 1605, also a Samuel Starr (Dr. Comfort 
named a son Samuel) in 1602, but whether they were near relatives is not 
known. They were apparently from Dorset. 

• At William Peyntree's deatb in Connecticut he left a large estate, inventoried 
29 Nov. 1649, at £1001 : 10 : 00, to his widow Margaret, his son John, and his daughter 
Mary, wife of Richard Bryan of Milford, Conn. 


Dr. Comfort Starr, and Cranbrook, Kent [Jan. 

Ancient Cranbrook was a town of considerable importance when Dr. 
Comfort Starr was baptized there in 1589. There Edward the Third in- 
troduced from Flanders the manufacture of broad cloths, which were long 
famous for their durability and fast colors. Situated in the so-called Weald 
of Kent, it is some forty-eight miles from London, thirty-nine from Canter- 
bury, and twenty-four from Hastings. Nearby was the country home of 
Sir Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, the father of the ill-fated Anne 
Boleyn, whose daughter, Queen Elizabeth, in 1574 laid at Cranbrook the 
corner-stone of a school (which still exists), fifteen years before Comfort 
Starr's birth, and in which, no doubt, in the language of his will, he was 
first " instructed in ye Tovngs, Artes and Sciences." But the centre of in- 
terest in Cranbrook is St. Dunstan's Church, which antedates 1550. It 
comprises a nave, side aisles, and chancel, with a square embattled tower 
at the west end of the church. A range of slender piers and wide arches 
give the building a light and airy appearance. The church is in an excel- 
lent state of preservation, and in regular use. 

The vicar of St. Dunstan's in 1589 was Robert Roades, a former president 
of St. John's College, Cambridge, and bis assistant curate was a University 
of Cambridge man, the Rev. William Eddye, the ancestor of the most 
generous of all the benefactors of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society thus far, the late Robert Henry Eddy of Boston, who by his will 
(under which this Society received, between 9 February 1901 and 26 
September 1906, the sum of $56,788*) gave £1000 for three memorial 
windows and a tablet, which were erected in Cranbrook Church in 1902.f 

Near the Eddy memorial, on the south wall of the church, the Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, in the presence of a distinguished company, and with 
imposing ceremonies, dedicated, 15 July 1909, a memorial to Dr. Comfort 
Starr. It is in the style of the Fletcher and Roberts family memorials, 
which were erected about the time of his birth. The tablet bears the fol- 
lowing inscription : 

A. M. D. G. 


Is Memory op 


Baptized in Cbanbbook Church, 6th July, 1589 

A Warden of St. Mart's, Ashford, Kent, 1631 & 1632 

Sailed from Sandwich for New England, 1635 

One of the Eabliest Benefactors of 

Harvard, the First College in America, 1638 

Of which His Son Comfort was One of 7 incorporators, 1650 

Died at Boston, New England, 2d January, 1659t 
A Distinguished Surgeos Eminent for Christian Character 

Erected by His American Descendants 

* Two other residuary legatees, Harvard College and the Massachusetts General 
Hospital, also received $-56,/SS each from Mr. Eddy's estate. 

t In the language of this tablet Mr. Eddy dedicated the memorial " To the memory 
of his ancestor. Rev. William Eddye, M.A., Vicar of this Church from 1591 to 1616, 
whose sons, John and Samuel, and whose daughter Abigail, were among the Pilgrim 
settlers of Xew England, and there implanted for the benefit of a numerous posterity 
the religious principles here taught them." 

J Dr. Comfort Starr and his wife, Elizabeth, were buried in King's Caapel burial 

f round, Boston, and there a memorial stone, of antique design, wis dedicated 
4 August 1905. 

. I -ri~ 

1910] Journal of Elder Phinehas Pillsbury 75 


From a copy in possession of this Society 
[Continued from Vol. 63, page 379] 

Jan. 1699 [d. 1786, a. 87] Abigail Aug 9, 1700. Job's Son Daniel m. 
Sarab Allen 1703. Moses' Son Caleb m. Sarah Morse 1702. . . . 

My great Uncle Ezra Pill. Died 1797, aged 94. 

My GranFatber Benj. Jaques was born Sep. 23, 1702 and died Sept. 13, 
1782, aged 80. My Mother Appbia Jaques b. 1741, died Nov. 10, 1769. 
Aunt Mary Grenough b. 1736. died 1780, aged 44. Uncle Sam. b. 1729 
Deid June* 24, 1824 aged 95. Benj. b. 1734, died 1823, aged 89 Unt 
Deb. b. 1738, Died 1837, aged 99. Uncle Parker b. 1742 Died 1819, 
aged 77. 

Uncle Moses b. 1749, Died 1825 aged 76. Aunt Bettsey b. 1747. died 

'Aunt Ednah b. 1752 Died . born July 28 1686 | 1779 1837 aged 

90 I 1832 a. 80 

Dea. Stephen Jaques Died,, aged 93. Stephen J. died Mr. 23, 1841. gd 92 
& 8 months. John J. died 1802 aged 84, Sarah June 7, 1805 aged 88. 
Thankful & Betty J. died 1831 & 1835 aged 77 each, a Mr. Parker Jaques 
was living in 1845 in his 92d year, and John in 90 th . Eliphalet J. died in 
June 1804. in his 90 th year. ... 



George Larrabe Pillsbury was born Sept. 25, 1843. Died the 29 same 
month. Thomas Moor P. born Oct. 16, 1844. Died Sept. 6, 1845. 
Josiah Dixon born Jan. 19, 1846. Died July 31, 1847. Mary Lee born 
Dec. 3, 1847. Died Octo. 5, 1849. The little boy not named May 29, 
1851, was born Sep. 8, 1850. His name Keth. Josiah wife born July 28, 
1819. Tbev mar. Sep. 22, 1842. Her maiden name Zenelda E. Berry. 

This year* 1857. 

George L. Sept. 22 14 years old. [if living, written in pencil.] 

Thomas M Octo. 16, 13 years old , 

Josiah D. June 19. 11 years old. 

Mary L. Dec. 3, 10 " " 

Keith Sept. 8, 7 years old. 

A recoed of Marriages. 
1808. June 9. I married *David Glidden to *Martha Shepard. 
23. Benj. Chap, to Marjary Chapman. 
Sept. 14. Robert Edgerton to *Nancy Hodgdon. 
Dec. 29. James Hall to Mary Hall. 
1809. Feb. 16. Nathan Chap, to Hannah Oliver. 
Mar. 26. Eph. Hall to Abigail Hussy 
Oct. 15. Sam. Oliver to Hannah Sidelinger. 

* These have died. 


Journal of Elder Phinehas Pillsbury 


Nov. 16. Frank Rollings to *Ellice Rollings. 
Dec. 14. James Plummer to *Ellice Hussy. 

" 30. Robert Speed to *Jane Mills. 
1810. Mrch. 16. Alex. Smiley to Melinda Chamberlain. 
Feb. 4. John *Dunlapp. to Lydia Dunbar. 
May 24. James Preston to Elizabeth Hall. 
June 3. Thomas Merrill to Jane Barstow. 

and Robert Rollins to Elizabeth Chapman. 

Jnne 12. 
Nov. 15. 

" 29. 
Dec. 27. 

" 30. 

44 31. 
1811. Feb. 28. 
March 17. Wm 

*John Perkins to Persis Hatch. 
John Winslow to Charlote Clark. 
Jacob Chap, to Jane Chapman. 
Wm. Flint to Fanny Clapp. 
Robert Chapman to *Lucindy Flint. 
Nath 1 . Clapp, to *Sarah Flint 

*George Smith to Susan Chapman. 

Whitehouse to Elizabeth Clapp. 

May 2. Wm. Crocker to *Martha Whitehouse 
Nov. 18. Wm. *WiUiams to Sarah Knowlton. 

1812. Feb. 20. John Hishock to Margeret Watts. 


1812 July 16. Joseph Dunbar to Martha Chapman 
Aug. 2. James Genthener to Sabra Dunbar. 
Nov. 26. Thomas Chap, to Abigial Sprague 
Dec 31. Washington KJiow 1 . to Susan Merrill. 

1813. Jan. 14. Joshua Benner to Olive Moody. 
Aug. 26. *Robert Clary to *Nancy Moody. 
Nov. 18. Jona. Hatch Jr. to Mary Clark. 

" 21. Stephen Hall to Anna Hall. 

" 25. John Pendelton to Susan Wellman 
Dec 23. Ephraim Keen to Mercy Simons. 

" 30. Wm. *Wyman to Hannah Moody. 
1814 Jan. 20. John C. Glidden to Margarit Hodgdon 
May 15. Benj. Merrill to Pataine Rollins 
Octo. 9. James Plummer to Mary Palmer. 
Dec 1. Sam. Hussy to Sarah Dow. 

and Eph. *Chapman to Nancy Chapman. 
Nov. 4. Philip Hammon to Mary Hanson. 
Dec 29. Israel Chap, to Eunice Chapman. 
1815. Jan. 12. Fairfield Wyman to Elizabeth* Moody. 
" 15 James Curtis to Sarah Merrill 
" 19. Wm. Davis to Lydia Hussy 
Mav 11. Jacob Oliver to Rebecah Varnah 
July 20. Daniel Chap, to Damris Hall. 
Sept. 3. Charles H. Housen to Jane Hilton 
Nov. 30 John P. Martin to Mary Chase 
Dec 19. Alex. Clark to Aseneth Hatch 


Dec 25. John Webber to Parmela Mahew. 
" 28. Josiah Winslow to Mary Austin. 

[To be continued] 

1910] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 



By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts. 5 May, 1909. The New England Historic Genealogi- 
cal Society held a stated meeting in Marshall P. Wilder Hall, Society's building, 
18 Somerset Street, this afternoon at half -past two o'clock, which, in the absence 
of the President, was called to order by the Recording Secretary. 

No Vice-President being present, Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, 
was chosen chairman pro tempore, and presided. 

Augustine Jones, A.M., LL.B., of Newton Highlands, Mass., was introduced 
and read an interesting paper on Governor Thomas Dudley, which evinced much 
research. A vote of thanks to the speaker was passed, and a copy of his paper, 
in print if possible, was asked for the Society. 

The Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, and the Council, severally, pre- 
sented reports which were received, read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered and 
taken, by which sixteen resident members were elected. 

The death of the Vice-President for Massachusetts, Caleb Benjamin Tilling- 
hast, A.M., Litt.D., was reported, and the Chair appointed as a Committee, in 
memoriam, Deloraine P. Corey, Charles K. Bolton, and Henry E. Woods. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, — That pursuant to article 6, chapter rv of the By-laws, the Society 
appoint the Stated Meeting in October as a date upon which to elect a Vice- 
President for Massachusetts. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

6 October. The Society held a stated meeting in Pilgrim Hall, Congregational 
House, 14 Beacon Street, to-day at 2.30 p.m. 

In the absence of the President the meeting was called to order by John 
Albree, a member of the Council. William Carver Bates was chosen Chairman 
pro tempore, and presided. 

Col. Francis S. Hesseltine, A.M., of Melrose, Mass., was introduced and read 
a paper on The Crisis and the Man. A vote of thanks to the speaker was passed, 
in which was included a request for a copy of the address for the archives of 
the Society. 

The Committee in memoriam Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, through its chair- 
man, Deloraine Pendre Corey of Maiden, submitted the following report, which 
was read, accepted, and ordered to be spread upon the record of the meeting, 
and a copy sent to the family of Mr. Tillinghast : 

Whereas, — In the death of our associate, Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, this Society 
and the Commonwealth have lost one whose earnest, untiring, and unselfish labors to 
advance the public interests in the varied lines of his chosen work have marked him 
as one who has given the best of himself for the advancement of his fellows ; and 

Whereas, — We remember with a sense of thankfulness his unassuming kindliness 
of manner, the sincerity of his friendships, and that sense of responsibility which led 
him to perform all the duties of life with the strictest personal care ; and 

Whereas, — The aims and work of this Society were ever close to his heart and led 
him to assume many of its exacting duties, both administrative and literary, serving 
on the Committee on Amendments to the By-Laws, 1893, the Committee on Papers 
and Essays, 1894-5, the Committee on Publications since 1896, as a member at large 
of the Council, 1897-9, and as Vice-President for Massachusetts from 1902 until his 
death; be it > 

Resolved, — That we recognize the great value of the labor which he gave to promote 
the success of this Society ; and in the wider field, his effort to cultivate in the Com- 
monwealth a love of learning and an appreciation and extension of the public library 
system of the State until every town in the Commonwealth has received the blessings 
of the use of a free library. 

• Resolved, — That these resolutions be transmitted to the family of our late associate 
as an earnest of our deep sympathy for them in their bereavement and in testimony 
of our respect for the memory of one whose living was a public benefaction and whose 
dying was a public loss. 


Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [Jan. 

The reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, the Historian, and 
the Council were received, read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered taken, 
by which seventeen resident members were elected. 

The election of a Vice-President, assigned to this meeting, was by vote post- 
poned to the November meeting. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

3 November, 1909. A stated meeting was held to-day at the usual time in 
Pilgrim Hall, Congregational Building, 14 Beacon Street. In the absence of 
the President the meeting was called to order by the Treasurer, Charles K. 
Bolton, who called for a nomination for chairman. On motion of William 
Carver Bates, which he put to vote, Charles K. Bolton was chosen as chairman, 
accepted, and presided. 

In the absence of the Recording Secretary, John Albree of Swampscott was 
elected to serve pro tempore. 

Rev. William Edwards Huntington, Ph.D., LL.D., President of Boston Uni- 
versity, read a paper entitled An Old Massachusetts To<cn, Hadley, Mass. A 
vote of thanks was tendered to Rev. Dr. Huntington for his address, and a 
request was made that he furnish a copy for the archives of the Society. 

The, Chairman announced that he had to-day signed the receipt for the bequest 
from the late John Harvey Treat of $10,000, the income of which is, under the 
will, to be spent for books. 

Under suspension of the rules as to the order of proceedings, it was 

Voted, — That the Chair appoint three tellers to receive and count the ballots 
for a Nominating Committee, and to declare the result. Messrs. Phineas Hub- 
bard, Henry E. Scott, and J. Albert Holmes were appointed tellers. They sub- 
sequently reported the ballot for members of the Nominating Committee, and 
the following were declared elected : Hosea Starr Ballon, Mrs. Susan Cotton 
Tufts, Arthur Greene Loring, Frank Amasa Bates, and Frank Ernest Woodward. 

The reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, and the Historian 
were severally read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

A report from the Council recommending a form of vote authorizing the sale 
of No. 16 Somerset Street was read and accepted. After discussion, in which 
Thomas Hills, Frank B. Sanborn, Anson Titus, Charles K. Bolton, Charles F. 
Read, and John Albree took part, by a rising vote, a quoram being present and 
voting, thirty voting affirmatively and one negatively, it was 

Voted, — That the President and Treasurer by and with the consent of the Coun- 
cil be, and they are hereby, authorized to negotiate a sale of premises No. 16 
Somerset Street, on such terms (whether wholly or partly for credit) and with such 
collateral agreements (whether reserving options for repurchase or otherwise) 
as said Council may approve ; and said President and said Treasurer are hereby 
authorized to execute, acknowledge and deliver any deed of said property 
approved by said Council, and any other instrument relating to the sale thereof, 
including collateral agreements concerning said premises of every name and 
nature and all releases, partial releases, discharges, extensions, modifications 
and the like of any mortgage-back of said premises which may come to said 
Society ; and the execution of any such deed or other instrument by said Presi- 
dent and Treasurer shall be sufficient evidence to any other party to any such 
Instrument of the approval of the Council and of the 'due execution of every 
other formality necessary on the part of this Society to make such instrument 
valid and effectual. 

On the report of the Council relative to the election of a Vice-President, it 
was voted to defer action until the next annual meeting. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, — That the sympathy of the members of the Society be extended to the 
Recording Secretary, Captain Gordon, in his illness, and that the vote be reported 
to him. 

The meeting then dissolved. 



JVotes 79 


It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those which it issues over its own name 
at 18 Somerset Street, Boston. 

Francis Je w k it Parker, a Correction- — In the memoir of Mr. Parker ap- 
pearing in the July, 1909, Register (vol. 63, p. 257), the line of descent from 
Abraham 1 Parker should read Moses\ Aaroja 1 , Samuel 4 , Abel*, Isaac 6 , Prancis 
Jewett 7 , instead of that erroneously given. 

Sheate. — In the genealogy of the Sheaf e family published in the Register, 
voL 55, pp. 208-220. 1 suggested the probability (p. 215) that Dr. Thomas Sheaf e, 
Dean of Windsor, had a second wife, Anne, by whom he had a son Edward. 
This is confirmed by the Visitation of Bucks, which shows her to have been the 
daughter of George Woodward, esquire, of Upton, Bucks, by his second wife, 
Elizabeth Honywood of Markeshall, Essex. 

Maiden, Mass. Walter K. Watktns. 

Spaclding, Shepard. — The Spaulding Genealogy does omit children of 
Joseph Spaulding, Sr., and join the remaining list with that of the son's 
children (Register, vol. 63, p. 380). For farther data consult records at Plain- 
field and Willimantic Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Mercy (Jewell) Spauld- 
ing, married Issac Shepard, Sr., of PlainfiekL, Conn., son of Isaac Shepard of 
Concord, Mass., by his wife Mary Smedley. Isaac Shepard, Jr., of Plainfleld, 
married Mary Gerould. This corrects the Spaulding work, and supplies the 
missing wives for the two generations of Shiepards. 

Yale Station, New Haven, Conn. E. N. Sheppard. 

Bray, Talbot. — James Bray Late of New York, but now of- Granville in the 
County of Annapolis in the Province of Nov* Scotia, to Edward Talbot Late of 
New York, but now of the Township of Granville in the County & Province 
aforesaid, by Virtue of a Grant for the Lands at Digby, Sissibou, &c. for the 
use of the Loyalists, Granted by His Excellency Governor Parr : under the 
grant & Seal of the Province A. D. 1784, land on the North side Sissibou River. 
Signed by James Bray and Elizabeth Bray, her Mark, 10 May 1784. Witnesses : 
John McGregor, Bartholomew Witherell. Recorded 6 Aug. 1784 in Bridgeton, 
N. S., Registry of Deeds Office, vol. 5, p. 138>- 

MarbleAead, Mass. Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley. 

Rice. — The statement in Ward's "Genealogy of the Rice Family" (p. 6) 
that Edward 2 Rice's second wife, Anna, was the mother of all his children 
except the eldest is contradicted by an unrecorded deed in ray possession from 
Edward to his son Jacob, signed by him and Ms wife Agnes with their marks, 
before Peter Rice, Benjamin Rice, and John Banister, and dated 27 Xov. 1701. 
Edward Rice acknowledged the deed 22 March 1703. before James Nuwel, Justice. 
As Edward's children were born before 1672, Ms first wife. Agnes, is proved to 
have been their mother. According to Barry's 4l History of Framingham " she 
was Agnes Bent. 

West Brookfield, Mass. Miss Elizabeth A. Rice. 

Tisbcry, Mass., Vital Records, — The following items, copied from a family 
record in the possession of James F. Luce of West Tisbury. Mass., and now a 
part of the town records, were received too lane for incorporation in the " Vital 




Kecords of Tisbury, Mass., to the year 1850," and are given here as supplement- 
ing that volume. 
John Cleveland born Dec. 2, 1748 

" " died Oct. 19, 1825, aged 74 years-10 mo.-13 days. 

Catharine Look born April 16, 1758 

John Cleveland & Catharine Look married their Children 

Love Cleveland born March 31, 1777 

« " died Nov. 18, 1814, aged 36 years-6 mo.-12 days. 

James Cleveland born Dec. 24, 1778 
Nancy Cleveland born Dec. 3, 1780 
John Cleveland born Feb. 14, 1783 

" " died Sept. 12, 1801 in Martinique-18 yr.-7 mo.-18 days 

George Cleveland born Nov. 13, 1785 

" " died Mar. 15, 1809 in Havanah-24 yrs.-4 mo.-26 Days 

Aron Cleveland born April 20, 1788 
Betsy Cleveland born July 30, 1790 
Polly Cleveland born Oct. 2, 1792 

" " died Oct. 20, 1792, aged 18 days 

David Cleveland born Sept. 2, 1794 

" . " died Aug, 30, 1834, aged 41 years. 

Prudence Luce born July 26, 1781 

James Cleveland & Prudence Luce Married Nov. 21, 1802 their Children 

born — died 
Sophronia Cleveland Nov. 6, 1804-Oct. 25, 1819, aged 14 yrs.-ll mo. 20 days 
George W. Cleveland Oct. 20, 1806-at Sea in 1851 aged 45 years 
Dency L. Cleveland Aug. 4, 1812 
A Son July 2, 1815-July 2, 1815 
Lorenzo D. Cleveland July 6, 1822 

Notes from Tisbury Church Records. — The following memoranda were 
taken from the Records of the Congregational Church at Tisbury, Mass. : 

John Mayhew of Chilmark was the first minister of Tisbury, but not or- 
dained. The time when is unknown. 1673 [*ic] 

Josiah Torrey the first ordained Minister at Tilbury was ordained 1702. 

Nathaniel Hancock was ordained 172Z. 

George Daman was ordained Oct r . 1760 

Asarelah Morse was installed Dec 1". 1784 [" Apr. 5, 1799 " written in pencil 
— evidently date of resignation]. 

Nymphas Hatch was ordained Oct, 7 th . 1801 ["June 26 1819" written in 
pencil — possibly date of resignation or death] 
* [In pencil] 

Ebenezer Chase June 19, 1835— Dec 25, 1842 

John Walker Feb. 15, 1843 May 1847 

Henry Van Houton Apr 20 1849 Apr 1850 

Lot B. Sullivan Nov. 16, 1851 

3 Coll May 1852 

In August 1807. there were 196 dwelling houses in Tisbury & 216 Families. 
185 dwelling houses in Edgartown & 192 Families. 88 dwelling houses in 
Chilmark & 101 Families. 

In August 1807. there were 32 blacks in Tisbury pure Indians & niix'd, at 
Gayhead 240 at home & abroad, at Choppoquidoc 65. at Farm neck 10. 

The conveyance of this island was from the Earl of Sterling to the Duke of 
York From the Duke to Sir Francis Lovelace From him to Thomas Mayhew Sen*. 

Boston. Aijce L. Westgate. 

Witherspoon, Knox. — In the " Witherspoon Memorial " and many other pub- 
lications there has appeared during the last hundred years the statement that 
John Witherspoon, D. D., the " Signer", was a descendant of John Knox, the 
celebrated Scotch Reformer of the sixteenth century. That statement appears 
to rest entirely upon family tradition. In "A Vindication of the Discipline and 
Constitutions of the Church of Scotland," Rev. Thomas Walker, minister of 
Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland, and a brother to the mother of John Wither- 
spoon, incidentally stated, on p. 379, that he was "one of the descendants" of 
John Knox. This statement was published in 1774, over two hundred years 
after the death of the great Reformer. Between 1572 and 1774 six generations 


Notes 81 

lived, and at least three of those died before Rev. Thomas Walker published his 
statement of descent. 

Briefly stated, the Reformer had a daughter Elizabeth Knox who married in 
1594 Rev. John Welsh, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh in 1588, who 
was minister at Selkirk. Kirkcudbright, and Ayr, in Scotland, and who was 
exiled to Jonsac and St. Jean d'Angely in France from 1606 to 1622. Then- 
daughter Louise (Luyse) Welsh was b. at Jonsac, France, May 13, 1613. 

After the death of Rev. John Welsh his widow returned to Ayr in Scotland, 
and made her will Jan. 8. 1625, mentioning in it her daughter Louise. In Notes 
and Queries, Sth ser., vol. 7, p. 202, it is stated that Louise Welsh was living 
with her only surviving brother. Rev. Josias Welsh, at Templepatrick, Co. An- 
trim, Ireland, in 1632. 

All trace of her from this time onward appears to be a matter of conjecture. 
Rogers, in his " Genealogical Memoirs of John Knox," pp. 147, 152, stated that 
Louise Welsh probably married. No evidence has been found that such was the 
case. He then stated that she probably lived in Fifeshire. There is no docu- 
mentary evidence of such fact. He next says that she probably had a daughter. 
The evidence of such a fact is wanting. 

When the Rev. John Welsh, son of the Rev. Josias Welsh of Templepatrick, 
was making a preaching tour through Fifeshire in 1674, one John Blackader 
wrote in his MS. Memoirs that he was " acquainted with a young gentlewoman 
In Fife, a cousin of Mr. Welsh, and that she is an enthusiastic admirer of Mr. 
Welsh's preaching." At this time she " visited the parish of Kilconquhar, some 
distance from her home, to hear Mr. Welsh." If we knew that John Welsh had 
only one cousin and that that cousin was the daughter of Louise Welsh, his 
father's sister T we should have a basis for the assumptions which follow. But 
we have to assume further that the assumed daughter of Louise Welsh married 
a certain David Walker who was bapt. at Leslie in Fifeshire, Feb. 7, 1630, and 
that this " gentlewoman" "or her sister" became the mother of Rev. Thomas 
Walker -and of his brother the Rev. David Walker, the latter of whom is reputed 
to have been the grandfather of John Witherspoon. Summarizing from a study 
of all the accessible data this Knox descent rest on the assumptions : 

(1) that Louise Welsh married ; (2) that she lived in Fifeshire ; (3) that she 
had a daughter; (4) that that daughter married one David Walker of Leslie; 
(5) that the last-named woman had a son David Walker ; (6) that her assumed 
son David Walker was the Rev. David Walker, whose brother Rev. Thomas 
Walker claimed to be a descendant of John Knox. Therefore, the alleged Knox 
descent of Rev. John Witherspoon rests upon six successive suppositions, no 
one of which has any documentary evidence nor original record to support it. 
It is traditional and extending over a period of two hundred years. 

Maiden, Mass. Geo. Walter Chamberlain. 

Barnard, Talcott, Wadsworth.— On page 322 of the 1846 edition of Hin- 
man's "Puritan Settlers of Connecticut" appears this statement: "Wads- 
worth, Capt. Joseph, of Hartford, son of Hon. William, sen'r., was born in 
1650. He m. for his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Bartholomew Barnard, 
of Hartford; for his second wife he m. Mary, the widow of John Olcott. She 
had been the widow of Thomas Welles, a grandson of Governor Welles. Her 
maiden name was Mary Blackleach, daughter of John, jr. His wife Elizabeth, 
d. Oct. 26, 1710. His second wife Mary survived him. His children were all 
by his first wife." 

The "Talcott Pedigree in England and America," compiled by S. V. Talcott, 
of Albany, was printed in 1876. On pages 35 and 36 of this work is a notice of 
Elizabeth, daughter of Lieut.-Col. John Talcott of Hartford, and wife of Joseph 
Wadsworth. In this notice the statement is made regarding Wadsworth : "He 
married for his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of Bartholomew Barnard, who 
died Oct. 26, 1710, for his second. Elizabeth Talcott, and for his third Mary 
Blackleach, widow first of Thomas Wells, and second of John Olcott. His 
children were all by his first wife." 

In the "Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut," printed in 1886, 
is a chapter on the "Original Proprietors " of Hartford, "based on materials 
collected by J. Hammond Trumbull.". On page 265 of the first volume it is 
stated regarding Joseph Wadsworth, seventh child of William: "Joseph, b. 
ab. 1647 ; this was Capt. Joseph, the hero of the Charter, a man of prominence, 
and some turbulence of character ; freeman, 1676 ; Lieut, in Philip's War, and 
afterward Capt. of the Hartford trainband. He m. Elizabeth dau. of Bartholo- 




mew Barnard, of Hartford ; she d. Oct. 26. 1710, having been the mother of all 
his children; he m. (2) Elizabeth, dau. of Lt.-Col. John Talcott. and (3) Mary, 
dau. of John Blackleach of Wethersfield, who had been widow of Thomas 
Welles and John Olcott." 

Was Joseph Wadsworth married more than twice and did he marry a daughter 
of Bartholomew Barnard ? 

Bartholomew Barnard made his will March 9, 1691, and in it bequeathed to 
his " daughters Eliza. Wadsworth, Sarah Steel and Mary Bunce." This will was 
presented to the Hartford County Court in April 1698, and is recorded in volume 6, 
reverse end, page 78 of the court records. Filed with the will, but not recorded, 
is the following affidavit : 

" Thomas olcott Aged 28 years or ther Aboute testifieth as foloweth that in 
the time of my father Barnards last 6icknes that I se Elizibeth wodsworth the 
wiffe Thomas wodworth goe to his bed side and I heard hir say to him I haue 
heard something of your will and I under stand its Lik to go uery hard with 
John for ther is A grat many Dets for him to pay and I hear yon haue giuen the 
cattell and the things to the girlls : And then my father Barnard Answered and 
said I thought of it before you spoke and it troubles me I wold haue my will 
taken and that pertickler alltred and I will haue my Dets payed and then the 
Best tak it Amoungst you* and further I heard Elizabeth wodsworth speaking 
aboute the Corn and the meat and then my father Barnard said I will not haue 
it taken from John and allso I heard him say that John shall haue this bed I now 
lie upone : Elizabeth wodsworth Aged forty six years or ther aboute testiflet to 
the Aboue writen 

Sworne in Court Aprill the 15*. 1698 
Attest Will Whiting Cler ■ 
The records of the Hartford County Court, volume 3, page 166, show that 
Thomas Wadsworth and his wife Elizabeth were married before December 6, 

One of the appraisers of Barnard's estate was Joseph Wadsworth. It is sus- 
pected from this fact Hinman inferred that he was the one whom Barnard's 
daughter Elizabeth had married. A son-in-law would hardly have been appointed 
an appraiser, not being a disinterested party. 

Document 47 in volume 4 of "Private Controversies" in the Connecticut 
State Library reads as follows : 

" May 15" 1 1691 : To the Hon« Gen u Assembly now siting in Hartford The 
humble petition of Jos : Tallcottof Hartford in ther Maj ra Colony of Conecticut 
in N : England, sheweth. y' where as Lift Coll : John Talcott, of fore s d towne 
& Colony ; y* Honourd father of your poor petitioner, departed this life upon 
y* 23 d day of July 1688 haueing made no writen will for y* 1 setelment of his 
personall estate this Colony then being under y* Gouerm' of his Excellency S r 
Edmon Andross K* : aplycation was made to him by my brother in law lift Jos 
Wordsworth :* for leeters of Administration upon y* s d estate without which 
ther could be no legal! desposall made, therof . upon which aplycation, his Ex- 
ceUency granted y e same unto my Hon" 1 Unci Sam 11 Tallcott of wethersf eeld & 
Lift Jos Wardsworth of Hartfoixl." The rest of the document relates to Tal- 
cott's claim to the whole of his father's real estate under the English law. 

The records of baptisms of the First or Centre Church of Hartford, which 
begin in 1685, show that Joseph Wadsworth had a son Jonathan baptized Feb. 20, 
1686-7. Capt. Joseph Wadsworth made his will July 6, 1723, which was pro- 
bated March 2, 1730-1. By this will he gave to his son Joseph, besides other 
property, " The 4 acres of Land at Brother Talcott's upper lot which I have by 
agreement with Brother Talcott." * He also gave property to his son Ichabod. 
(Hartford Probate Records, vol. 11, reverse end, page 166.) -^ • 

The records of burials in Hartford in possession of the Connecticut Historical 
Society show that Ichabod Wadsworth, aged 90, was buried May 5, 47-78-, and 
that Joseph Wadsworth, aged 96, was buried August 25 of the eame y-s&x- -Hiak- 
ing them born about 1682 and 1688. 

On page 33 of the reverse end of the first volume of Land r*COT48--of the 
Town of Hartford, being the "Book of Distributions," is this entry: "Mrs. 
Elizabeth Wadsworth wife of Capt Jos Wadsworth dyed Octo 2$, 1710." In 
his will before referred to Joseph Wadsworth says that " having given a jointure 
in full satisfaction to my wife Mary, I proceed to bequeath my estate to my 

: Not italicized in the original. 

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Notes 83 

From the foregoing it will be seen that Elizabeth, daughter of Bartholomew 
Barnard, evidently became the wife of Thomas Wadsworth before December 6, 
1677, and was still his wife in April 1698 : that Joseph Wadsworth was married 
in 16S2 or earlier, that in May 1691 he was a brother-in-law of Joseph Talcott, 
and that his wife Elizabeth, evidently Talcott's sister and the mother of his 
children, died in October 1710. Thus, for at least sixteen years from 1682 to 
1698, both Thomas Wadsworth and Joseph Wadsworth were living in Hartford, 
each of them with a wife Elizabeth. The wife of the former being the daugh- 
ter of Bartholomew Barnard, and the wife of the latter being the daughter of 
Lieut.-Col. John Talcott. 

There is no evidence that Joseph Wadsworth was married more than twice, 
first, before 1683, to Elizabeth Talcott, who was the mother of his children and 
who died October 26, 1710; and secondly, between April 1712 and May 6, 1722, 
to Widow Mary Olcott. Fraxk Farnsworth Stakr. 

Middletovon, Conn. 

Grjtnt, Webb, Warxer, Holmes.— Seth Grant (Zeth Graunt) emigrated to 
New England in June 1632. Among his feBow passengers were William Wads- 
worth, John Talcott, WiBiam Goodwin, and John White.* The following year 
all but Grant had become resident of Newtown, later called Cambridge, Mass. 
If Grant did not remove to Newtown when his feUow passengers did, he cer- 
tainly was there in 1634-t 

Among the residents of the town was also Bichard Webb. 

Grant and Webb were among the persons who, in 1636, went through the 
wilderness and made a settlement on the Connecticut Biver which they called. 
Newtown and, in February 1636-7, Hartford. On page 359 of the first volume of 
the Hartford Land Records, which is known as the *' Book of Distributions," 
is a record of the lands of Seth Grant under the date of February 1639. 

Thus far no record has been discovered of his marriage or the births of any 
children, nor is there any record of his death. An inventory of his estate, dated 
" March the 4 th 1646," is printed on pages 481 and 482 of the first volume of the 
" Colonial Becords of Connecticut," but the records do not show any action on 
the estate. 

On pages 313 and 507 of the " Book of Distributions " reference is made to 
" Seth Grant's children." On page 25 of Vital Becords, in volume 1 of Land 
Becords of the Town of Middletown, is entered the marriage, in February 1654, 
of Bobert Warner and Elizabeth Grant, and the births of their children, the 
second of whom was named Seth, and the youngest Mehetable. March 31, 1687, 
Bobert Warner sold 42 acres of land on the east side of the Connecticut Biver 
in Hartford which had been laid out to Seth Grant, and March 1, 1702-3, Robert's 
son Seth sold land in the same town which bad been recorded to Seth Grant'.J 
These facts go to show that Warner's wife was a daughter of Seth Grant. 

June 19, 1650, Nathaniel. Ely and Bichard Olmsted, of Hartford, for them- 
selves and others of that town, one of whom was Bichard Webb, entered into 
an agreement " for the settlinge and plantinge of NorwaUie." § 

An inventory of the estate of Bichard Webb, who " deceased July last," was 
taken October 5, 1665, and was presented to the court at Fairfield, November 1 
foUowing, by the widow, who was appointed administrator. || " Elissabeth webb 
widowe the rellique of Bichard webb formerly of norwaUie deceased the twentie 
fowre of January 1680." T The Fairfield Probate Becords show that in March 
1681 several persons appeared in court and made claim to the estates of both 
Webb and his wife. Fart of the entry read thus : 

" Alsoe Bichard Holmes Impleads right to a portion out of the estate of the 
said Elizabeth by vertu of his wiues realation to her." *• The court decreed that 
" Bichard Holmes is to hane Twenty pound part of it in the bed and its furni- 
ture as it was prized on the Inuentory which is eight pounds the rest of the 

* Register, vol. 14, pp. 300, 301. 

t Records of the Town and Selectmen of Cambridge, 1630-1703, pp. 4, 5, 9. 

1 Hartford Land Records, " Book of Distributions, p. 508, and vol. 1, p. 147. 

J Norwalk Land Records, toL 1, p. 60. 

J Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 8. 

5l Norwalk Land Records, vol. 1, f. 59. 

** The italics in this and the following quotations are the contributor's. 

vol. lxtv. 6 




Legasy its desired that sum particular things in the Inuentory that was her owne 
fatliers Shee may hane at Inuentory price." * 

Richard Holmes of Norwalk, " aged 60 years and upwards," made his will Octo- 
ber 31, 1704, in which he gave to his wife Sarah the life use of all his real estate 
" and at her death to her near kinswoman Mehetable Warner now livin« with 

The inventory of the estate of Sarah Holmes, widow of Richard, is among 
the files of the Fairfield Probate court. On the document is an indorsement 
which shows that Jlehetable Warner, "now surviving," was nearly related to 
said Sarah Holmes '■•and was her owne sisters child", and that soon after the 
death of the child's mother " this sarah holmes the chtlds own aunt went np to 
Middletown and brought this child home to her husband." The court decreed 
that " Sundry children of Robert Warner dec'd of Middletown are the next of 
kin in equal degree to said Sarah," and ordered the estate divided among them 

The foregoing proves beyond question that Seth Grant had at least two child- 
ren : Elizabeth wife of Robert Warner of Middletown, and Sarah wife of Richard 
Holmes of Norwalk. 

The settlement of the estate of Webb and his wife shows that they had in their 
possession property which had belonged to the father of Sarah Holmes (Seth 
Grant), and that Holmes claimed part of the estate of Elizabeth Webb "• by vertn 
of his wiues realation to her." The inference is that Elizabeth, wife of Richard 
Webb, was the widow of Seth Grant and, at least, step-mother to Sarah Grant, 
wife of Richard Holmes of Norwalk. Fraxk Farnsworth Stabs. 

Middletown, Conn. 

Notes from Engijsh Records.— Andrewes v. Warren. 8 April 1631. The 
answer of Thomas Warren defendant to bill of complaint of Thomas Andrewes. 
Thomas Banister, son and heir of William Bannister. Samnell Freeman,! in- 
tending to goe to Newe England, which he did shortlie after, did by letter of 
attorney dated 1 March 1629 constitute this defendant together with Francis 
Webbe, Diar, and Job Veah, Apothecarie, to be his attorney. Suit as to the 
money received under the power of attornev. (Chancery Bills and Answers, 
Charles I., A9 : 60. 

Andrews v. Sherley.§ 15 Feby 1640-1. Orators Richard Andrewes arid John 
Beauchamp, Cittizens and Marchants of London. Whereas in 1625, 162€, and 
1627 there was a treaty between your Orators and one James Sherley, Cittizen 
and Goldsmith of London, concerning their mixing together to mainteyn a trade 
and adventure with the Gov"ner and the rest of the p'terners of Plymouth plan- 
tacon in New England. It was agreed that they and each of them should adven- 
ture and putt into stock to the purpose aforesaid the sum of £ 1 100 or thereabouts 
apeece and that the said James Sherley should receive and dispose thereof in the 
said trade and adventure and should be sole factor and agent in the said trade. 
Orator Richard Andrewes paid James Sherley £1136 for his said share, and John 
Beauchamp paid £1127 as his share. James Sherley pretendeth that hee did 
alsoe add the some of £1190 .for Ms share. James Sherley refuses to produce 
accounts and to show the profits of the adventure, so a writ of subpena is asked 
against James Sherley. 

30 March 1641. The answer of James Sherley defendant to bill of complaint 
of Richard Andrewes and John Beauchamp. That Richard Andrewes liveth at 
Rotterham in Holland and has been made a party to this suit without his consent. 
That the said compts and this deft were at sevall times sollicited and drawn 
into this adventure at the earnest p'swasion of one Isacke Allerton, agent for the 
planters of Plymouth in New England, to whome they gave authority. Object 
to obtain accounts. A copy of an account was deliuered to Edward Winslowe 
a planter who became agent in the room of Isaacke Allerton, March 1631. He is 
ready to give an account to the planters. Bonds to M r Robert Hudson, M r Bat- 
tell, M r Frost, and Peter Bullteele. (Chancery Bills and Answers, Charles I., 

Andrewes v. Glover. 6 Aug. 1644. Orator Thomas Andrewes, Citizen and 
Leatherseller of London, and Damaris his wife, Samuel Craddocke of Thisleton. 

* Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 1675-89, p. 86. 
t Ibid., vol. 1702-50, p. 33. 
| See Lechford's Note-Book, p. 266. 

$ See Bradford's Plimonth Plantation, passim ; Lechford's Note-Book, pp. 1S9-80; 
Arber's Pilgrim Fathers; and 1-ioodwin's Pilgrim Republic. 

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co Rutland, clerk, and Samuel Craddocke son and heir apparent of Samuel Crad- 
docke, Matthew Ci [illegible},* John Craddock, Sarah Craddocke, Elizabeth 
Craddocke, Rebecca Craddock, Dorothy Craddocke, Jane Craddocke, Audrey 
Craddocke, and Hanna Craddocke, children of Samuel Craddocke. Matthew 
Craddocke t of London, Merchant, owned lands in New England, made his will 
9 Nov. 1640, and gave one third to his wife Rebecca, another third part to 
Damaris his only child, mentioned brother Samuel Craddocke, Samuel Craddock 
junior, a student in Emanuel College in Cambridge, Matthew another son of 
Samuel, brother and sister Sawyer, sister Dorothy Sawyer. Damaris has mar- 
ried your Orator Thomas Andrews, Rebecca the exor has married Richard Glover 
of Plashett, Essex, gent. Legaceys and discovery of Testators estate. Defts 
Ric. Glover and Rebecca his wife. Hanna Jordan cousin of Matthew the Tes- 
tator. Testator died 27 May 1641. Richard Glover and Rebecca married 11 
March 1642. [Many interesting details as to ships and trade mentioned in this 
suit.] (Chancery Bills and Answers, Charles I., A51 : 60.) 

17 Dec. 1646. Commission to Henry Colborne, creditor of Richard Glover, 
late of the parish of St. Swithin in the City of London, to administer goods, 
etc. (P. C. C, Admon. Act Book, 1646). 

New England v. Littleton. 4 Eeby 1666-7. Orators The Company for the 
Propagation of the Gospel in New England. Defts. Timothy and Edward 
Littleton. Subject of suit a rent charge of £20 per ami. founded by W m Little- 
ton of the More, co. Salop. (Chancery Bills and Answers before 1714, Bridges 

Abstract of will of Nathaniel Higgins of Cape Codd in New England, now 
Mariner on His Majesty's Ship Torbay, Capt John Gascoigne Commander. 
Trusty friend and shipmate Thomas Brown of St Mary, Hackney, all my estate 
and to be exor. Dated 23 Nov. 1743. Abr m Seares aud Hen. Crich witnesses. 
4 Dec. 1746 Administration with the will annexed of Nathaniel Higgins, late of 
H. M. Ship Hornett, Sloop, a batchelor, to Sarah Browne, widow, the attorney of 
Thomas Brown sole exor. now on board H. M. Ship Nottingham. (P. C. C M 
Edmonds, 354.) 

Benjamin Milton, born at Boston, New England, aged 34 in 1777. A. B. in 
H. M. Ship Monarch. David Pearce, born at Rhode Island, H. M. Ship Monarch. 
(Admiralty Pay Book, Series H.) Gerald Fothekgiix. 

11 Brussels Moad, New Wandsworth, London, Eng. 

[Notes. — Samuel Freeman was of Mailing, Kent, about five miles from Maid- 

James Sherley, goldsmith, Candlewick Street Ward, London, was the son of. 
Robert Sherley, gentleman, of London, and Mary, daughter of George Holman 
of Godstone, Surrey, and grandson of Robert Sherley, Cheshire. James married 
Mary, daughter of William Mott of Colchester, Essex, and granddaughter of 
Robert Mott whose will is given in Waters's Gleanings, p. 1135. 

Thomas Andrews was the son of that Thomas Andrews who was interested 
in the Plymouth Colony and who held many important offices under Parliament. 
The elder Andrews was one of the treasurers of ordnance, a commissioner of 
customs, and lord mayor of London in 1649, 1650, and 1651. In 1649 an act 
was presented in the House of Commons to authorize the Speaker "by laying 
On the sword " to create him a knight. In 1659 he was Governor of the East 
India Company. Another son, Nathaniel Andrews, in his will gave to his father 
the reversions in his lands, while his wife left £20 to her father, Alderman 
Andrews, and mentioned her sister Damaris Andrews (Waters's Gleanings, 
p. 1300) . Of this family was also Peter Andrews, who married Rachel, daughter 
of John Vassal, ancester of the New England family of that name. 

Thomas Andrews and Damaris Craddock had a daughter Damaris. This 
granddaughter of Gov. Craddock married Sir Edward Abney. " Edward Abney 
of Wilsley, Co. Derby, gent, bach r aged 29 second son of James Abney of the 
same, Esq r . and Damaris Andrewes Spin r . about 18 dau. of ; Thomas Andrewes 
the younger, late of St Margaret's, New Eish Street, London, dec'd, with con- 
sent of her mother Damaris Cudvvorth, alias Andrewes, now wife of Dr. Ralph 

•Possibly the Mathew Cradowcke who ry at Ashbrittle, 11 June' 1629, Bridgett 
Bishoppe. See Phillimore and Seager's Somerset Parish Registers, vol. 9, p. 111. 

t See Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 121; Aspinwall's Notarial Records ; 
Register, vol. 9, pp. 122-5; Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 4. pp. 1361, which 
has numerous references to authorities; Alumni Oxoniensis, 1500-1714, vol. 1, p. 344; 
and Medford Historical Register, vol. 9, pp. 1-15. 




Cudworth Master of Christ's College, Cambridge, to be married at St Gregory's 
or St Dionys Backchurch London". This was under date of 20 July e i661. 
Dame Damaris (Andrews) Abney was buried at Willesley 9 June 1087." There 
also were buried her daughters Damaris 30 Oct. 1677, and Ann 1 Dec. 1692. 
Another daughter, Frances, aged 19, was licensed to marry, 5 July 1686. Sir John 
Parker, widower, aged about 31, of Formoyle, Longford, Ireland. Their son 
Abney Parker was of Gray's Inn 1 May 1705. 

Damaris, daughter of Matthew Craddock by his first wife, Damaris , 

was baptized at St. Swithin's, Canongate, London, 1 Nov. 1623. On the death 
of Thomas Andrews, the leatherseller, she married Rev. Balph Cudworth, brother 
of James Cudworth of Scituate, Mass. The Cudworths were an old Lancashire 
family descended from John Cudworth of Werneth, who had married Margery, 
daughter of Richard Oldham, lord of the manor of Oldham. Their great-great- 
great-grandson, Ealph Cudworth of Werneth Hall, married Jane daughter of 
Arthur Ashton of Rochdale. A second so,n by this union was Rev. Balph Cud- 
worth, who was a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He held the liv- 
ing of Cudworth, near Chard, Somerset, and was rector of Aller, Somerset, 1609, 
where he died in 1624. He was chaplain of James I, and married a nurse of 
Henry, Prince of Wales, by the name of Machell. On the death of Dr. Cud- 
worth his widow married Rev. John Stoughton of Aldermanbury, London, 
who also succeeded Cudworth at his death as rector of Aller. He is referred to 
in the extract from the "Diary of John Rous" (Register, vol- 21, p. 250). 
Dr. Stoughton's will is given in Waters's Gleanings, p. 179. He there men- 
tions two daughters, Jane his wife, and her father John Browne of Frampton, 
Dorset. Cudworth's widow must have died between Dec. 1634 and 1635, and 
Stoughton' then married in 1635 a second wife, Jane Browne, who was then 
the widow of Walter Newborough, rector of Simondsbury, Dorset. After 
Stoughton's death she married, in 1659, Thomas Burwell, M. D., of London. 
Mary, daughter of Dr. Stoughton, was buried at Frampton in 1640, and his 
widow Jane, then wife of Dr. Burwell, was buried in Frampton Church in 1679. 

A son was born to Rev. Ralph Cudworth at Aller in 1616, who was given the 
name of Ralph and who was the husband of Damaris Andrews. He became a 
philosopher and theologian of note, being " one of the most eminent of the Lati- 
tudinarian Divines." He was a Fellow of Emmanuel, Regis Professor of Hebrew, 
and wrote many works on religious subjects. In 1650 he was presented to the 
living of North Cadbury, Somerset, made vacant by the resignation of Rev. 
Benjamin Whichcote. In 1654 he became master of Christ College, and about 
this time married Damaris Andrews. He was intimate with Thurloe, secretary 
to Cromwell. He died at Cambridge in 1688, and is buried in Christ College. 
The widow, Damaris Cudworth, daughter of Matthew Craddock. was buried 
at High Lavers, Essex, in 1695. A very elaborate marble tablet bears this in- 
cription : " Damaris Cudworth Relict of Ralph Cudworth D r of Divinitie, and 
Master of Christ's College Cambridge. Exemplarie for her pietie and virtue, 
for her studie of the scriptures, Charitie to the -poore, and good will to all, 
and an excellent Wife, Mother, Mistress and friend, lies buried in the middle 
between this and the opposite wall. She was born the 23 Oct. 1623 and, after 
a life made easie to herself e and others by the unalterable evenness of her 
temper, she died as one that goes to sleepe without disease or paine the 15 
Nov. 1695, in full hope and expectation of a happy resurrection.'' The only 
daughter of Rev. Ralph and Damaris (Craddock) Cudworth was Damaris, born 
in Cambridge, Eng., 18 Jan. 1658. Damaris Cudworth, aged 21. of Cambridge, 
was married with the consent of her father, Rev. Ralph Cudworth, after 24 
June 1685 at St. Andrews, Holborn, London, to Sir Francis Masham of Oates, 
in High Lavers, Essex, baronet and widower, then aged 36. She was his second 
wife. Lady Masham wrote many religious- works, and was the friend of Locke, 
who lived with-the family and of whose life she wrote an account in the ■ Great 
Historical Dictionary." Lady Masham died 20 Apr. 1708, and is buried in the 
middle aisle of Bath Abbey. Her son Francis Cudworth Masham. accountant 
general to the Court of Chancery, died 25 May 1731, the last of his branch. A 
life of Lady Masham is given in Ballard's " Lives of Ladies." Rev. Ralph Cud- 
worth (1617-1688) had sons Charles, who died in 1684, ?nd John, who died in 
1726. He is also given as father of Ralph (circa 1650-1690). This last Ralph 
was father of William CJ690-1763). The latter's younger son Benjamin married 
Marie Marple. Benjamin Cudworth's 6on Benjamin married Mary Sheppard, 
and had issue. A sister of the second Benjamin, Elizabeth, married William 
de Whitebrook. Their two sons were William Marie Aymer de Whitebrook 
and J. Cudworth de Whitebrook of London. 


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Rev. Samuel Craddock, a student at Emmanuel College at the date of Gov. 
Craddock's death, was afterward at North Cadbury, Somerset, and became a Non- 
conformist divine and writer, dying at Bishops Stortford, Herts, in 1706. Dur- 
ing his life he inherited money from the estate of Walter Craddock of Wick- 
hambrook, Suffolk, a branch of the family descended from an uncle of Gov. 

Richard Glover, who married Gov. Graddock's widow, was of Plashett, Essex, 
near Ham and not far f romLondon. On the death of Glover his widow married 
Dr. Benjamin Whitchcote of Emmanuel College, sometime minister of St. Law- 
rence Jury, London, and son of Christopher Whichcote, of Stoke, Salop, by his 
wife Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Fox of Grete, Salop. Dr. Whichcote died 
in May 1683, aged 74. His name, with that of John Harvard and others, is in a 
window of the chapel of Emmanuel College at Cambridge, Eng. 

For a history of the Company for the Propagation of the Gospel in New Eng- 
land, see Register, vol. 39, p. 157. William Littleton was of the same family 
as the Littletons of Virginia (Register, vol. 41, p. 364) and the eminent lawyers 
of that period of that name. (See Alumni Oxoniensis.) 

Nathaniel Higgins, of the Cape Cod family of that name, probably joined the 
Torbay when she was recruiting in Boston in 1740 for Admiral Vernon's expedi- 
tion to the West Indies. She was then an eighty-gun ship with a complement 
of 600 men, and commanded by Gascoigne (Year Book Mass. Society of Colonial 
Wars, 1899, p. 114). . 

There was a Milton family at Hull, Mass., many of whom followed the sea 
for a livelihood. A Benjamin, son of John and Rebecca Milton, was born in 
Hull 9 Sept. 1746. Walter K. Watkexs.] 

Pilgrim Monument, Provtncetowx, Mass. — It may be of interest to pub- 
lish the names of the cities, towns, societies, etc., that contributed a stone to the 
recently completed monument at Provincetown, Mass., in commemoration of 
the Pilgrims of 1620. The list, which follows, was kindly furnished to me by 
the contractors, Kavanagh Brothers Company of Quincy, Mass. The contribu- 
tors are of Massachusetts unless otherwise stated. 

Boston, Mass. Henry E. Woods. 


Ancient and Honorable 

Artillery Company 
Biddeford, Me. 
Bristol, R. I. 
East Bridgewater 


Grand Lodge of Masons 







Harvard College 

Hatfield > 





Kittery, Me. 






Little Compton, R. I. 












Michigan Society 



New Bedford 

Newton . 


North Attleborough 

North Brookfleld 





Portsmouth, N. H. 





Rhode Island Society 








Scots' Charitable Society 



















West Bridgewater 









Higginson. — The parish register of St. Peter's. Nottingham, contains the 
following marriage record : " Franciscus Higginson duxit uxore Ana Herbert 
Octavo die Januarij 1615" (Phillimore, Nottingham Marriages, p. 19). 

This appears to be the marriage record of Be v. Francis Higginson, minister 
of the First Church of Salem, and his wife Ann. 

He was ordained deacon at Cawood Castle Sept. 25. 1614, by Tobey Mathew, 
Archbishop of York, when he was called curate of Scredingham. and was or- 
dained priest at Bishopthorpe Dec. 8, 1614. He was collated (instituted) Apr. 20, 
1615, by the Archbishop of York, the patron, to the rectory of Barton-in-fabis 
in the county of Nottingham, which he resigned Apr. 4. 1616 (Archiepiscopal 
Kegistry of York, Institutions Sandes, 1572 to 1619, ff. 431, 433, 437. 447; Reg- 
ister, 52 : 348). Barton-in-fabis is six miles southwest of Nottingham, near 
the border of Leicestershire. From 1617, or thereabouts, to 1629, the time of 
his emigration, he was connected with the parish of St. Nicholas. Leicester, 
when he styled himself ' ' minister " and afterwards " lecturer " (Registeb, 52 : 

There was a tradition that Ann, wife of Francis Higginson, was a sister of 
Gov. Theophilus Eaton, but Hannah, sister of Gov. Eaton, was unmarried when 
named in her father's will in 1616 (New Haven Hist. Colls., 4 : 186. 7 : 5), and 
married, Dec. 5, 1622, Joseph Penman, in the parish of St. Mary Woolchurch, 
Haw, London, where, on Dec. 3, 1622, Theophilus Eaton married his first wife, 
Grace Hiller (Parish Reg. St. Mary Woolchorch). The mention of "Coz» 
Hayler " in a letter of Col. John Higginson (3 Mass. Hist- Soc. Colls., 7 : 219) 
and of " Tho : Hayler " (Higginson Letters, Ms.) , and also the recurrence of the 
names Grace and Judith in the Hiller and Higginson families (Re* -^e. 46 : 118) 
suggests that the connection between the Higginsons and Theop 
have been a relationship between Bev. Francis Higginson and t' 
parish of St. Mary Woolchurch. V 

Cambridge, Mass. 

Histobical Intelligence 

Cbopley. — Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley, Marblehead, Mass., is compiling a " Me- 
morial of the Cropley Family," which will include references to the allied fami- 
lies of Proovost, Van Nuyse, Doriand, BirdsalL Baldwin. Alsorp, Marshall, 
Morse, Robbins, Cheney, Wight, Allin, Guild, Clark, Phillips, Hall, Hooper, 
Munro, Hammond, and Thurston. 

. Eaton may 
fillers of the 
ixiA Hall. 

Histoby of Annapolis, N. S. — Hon. A. W. Savary, Annapolis Royal, N. S.. 
is now engaged in compiling a small supplementary volume of the History of 
Annapolis for the purpose of correcting errors in the genealogies and memoirs. 
He desires to have such persons as know of errors in the genealogies send in 
corrections, as many have already done. 

Ely, Revell, Stacye — 'A historical narrative of these families, which were 
among the founders of Trenton and Burlington in the province of West Jersey, 
1678-1683, is in press. It will also include a genealogy of the American de- 
scendants of Joshua Ely of Trenton. For particulars address D. B. Ely, Mont- 
clair, N. J. 

Fillebbown. — Mr. C. B. Fillebrown. 77 Summer Street. Boston, Mass., will 
issue, by January 1910, the Genealogy of the Fillebrown Family, with biographi- 
cal sketches. For particulars apply "to the compiler. 

Genealogies in Pbepabation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of tneir own families 


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and other information which they think may be useful. "We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices,' 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in 
full if possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Chestnut. — Rev. Elias Boudinot Stockton, 211 Clifton Avenue, Newark, N. J., 
is compiling a genealogy of the descendants of John Chestnut, who died in 
Camden, S. C, in 1818. 

Custer. — Milo Custer, 304 Court House, Bloomington, 111., is collecting ma- 
terials for a genealogy of the descendants of Paul Custer (or Kirster), who died 
in Germantown. Pa., about 1700 (?). 

Duston. — Mrs. Mary D. P. Watson, Village Station, Deny. N. EL, is prepar- 
ing a genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Duston, who died in Haverhill, 
Mass., in 1722. 

Ferris. — Morris P. Ferris, 676 West End Avenue, New York City, is gath- 
ering materials for a genealogy of the descendants of Jeffrey Ferris, who died 
in Greenwich, Conn., in 1658, and of Zachariah Ferris, who died in 1711. 

Fitch. — Rev. John Ashley Chapin, Tilton, N. H., is collecting material for a 
genealogy of the descendants of the Rev. James Fitch of Norwich, Conn., who 
died at Lebanon, Conn., Nov. 8, 1702. 

French. — Charles N. French, 153 La Salle Street, Chicago, Dl., is compiling a 
genealogy of the descendants of Aaron French, who died in Pennsylvania, in 

Guerard. — Miss Erla Roberts Swain, 120 Walnut Street, Wilmington, N. C, 
is preparing a genealogy of the descendants of Pierre Jacob Guerard, who was 
born in Normandy. 

Hobby.— Rollin G. Hubby, 617 Caxton Building, Cleveland, Ohio, is compiling 
a genealogy of the descendants of William Hobby, who was born in Boston in 
1634. Also a genealogy of the descendants of John Hobby of Greenwich, Conn. 

Huckins. — Henry W. Hardon, 60 Wall Street, New York City, is preparing a 
genealogy of the descendants of Robert Huckins, who died in Dover, N. H, in 

Lyle Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley, Marblehead, Mass., is gathering materials for 

a genealogy of the Lyle, Lysle, Lisle, Lyell, Lyall families of New England 
descent, and would like to hear from any genealogists meeting the name in 
original records. 

Mackrill. — Charles N. French, 153 La Salle Street, Chicago, HI., is compiling 
a genealogy of the descendants of Benjamin Mackrill, who died probably in 
Huntingdon Co., Pa. 

Hunger. — Jeremiah Bly Munger, 709 Worthington Street, Springfield, Mass., 
is collecting material for a' genealogy of the descendants of Nicholas Munger, 
who died in Guilford, Conn., in 1668. 

Pomeroy. — Albert A. Pomeroy, South Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio, is 
compiling data for a genealogy of the descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy, who 
died in Northampton, Mass., in 1673. 

Snow. — William B. Snow, 79 Dexter Street, Maiden, Mass., is gathering 
materials for a genealogy of the descendants of Nicholas Snow, who died in 
Eastham, Mass., in 1676. 

Stockton. — Rev. Elias Boudinot Stockton, 211 Clifton Avenue. Newark. N. J., 
and T. C. Stockton, M.D., Keating Block, San Diego, Cal.. are preparing a 
genealogy of the descendants of Richard Stockton, who died in Burlineton 
County, N. J., in 1707. 

Tingle. — Raymon M. Tingley, Herrick, Pa., is gathering materials for a gene- 
alogy of the descendants of Samuel Tingle, who died in Maiden. Mass., in 1666. 

Wardell, Wardwell. — Herbert E. Peckham, 314 Pierce Building, Boston, 
Mass., is compiling a genealogy of the descendants of William Wardell or 
Wardwell, who was born in Lincolnshire (?), Eng., in 1604. 

Worcester. — Miss Sarah Alice Worcester, 33 Trowbridge Street, Cambridge, 
Mass., is collecting data for a genealogy of the descendants of Rev. William 
Worcester, who died in Salisbury, Mass., in 1662. 

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IThb editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail. For the January issue, books should be received by Not. 1 ; for April, by 
Feb. 1 ; for July, by May 1 ; and for October, by July 1.] 

Giles Badger and his descendants. First four generations and a portion of the 
fifth, sixth, and seventh generations, by John Cogswell Badger. Manches- 
ter, N. H., printed by the John B. Clarke Company, 1909. 8° pp. 64, illos. 
Price $1.00, post paid. Address the author, 191 Sagamore Street, Manchester, 
N. H. 

Sergeant John Badger, the only child of Giles, was born in Newbury, Mass., 
in 1643. His children and grandchildren are fully recorded, but beyond the 
fourth generation not all the lines are carried out. Among the descendants 
mentioned is the Rev. Edward Griffin Porter, late president of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society. In his preface the author states that all cor- 
rections and additions are most welcome, and that if such data are not printed 
in a larger edition of this genealogy they will be deposited with the New Hamp- 
shire Historical Society, Concord, N. H. 

Ball Family Becords. Genealogical memoirs of some Ball families of Great 
Britain, Ireland, and America, compiled by Bev. William Ball Weight, 
M. A. Second edition, enlarged and revised. York [Eng.], printed for the 
author by the Yorkshire Printing Company, Ltd., 1908. 4» pp. 199-f-4- r -T2 l 
illus. Price 21s., net. Address the author, Osbaldwick Vkarage, York, Eng. 
Although the greater part of this scholarly production concerning the Ball 
families relates to branches that belong in Co. Dublin, Ireland, several lines 
connected with Philadelphia and Virginia are also included, the latter setting 
forth the ancestry of Mary, daughter of Col. Joseph Ball and mother of George 
Washington. The appendix contains some valuable notes relating to the 
Standish family of Lancashire, Dublin, and Rathbeggan, Co. Meath, and men- 
tions Capt. Myles Standish of Plymouth. The book is the result of careful, 
scientific research, and therefore of real worth and usefulness. The illustra- 
tions are chiefly portraits, well reproduced, and the book is printed on good 
paper. There is an index. 

The Bates Bulletin. Vol. IT, August, 1909. Special number. 8° pp. 12, illus. 
An account of the Bates Family Association, and sketches of some of its 
officers and prominent members, are the chief themes to which this special 
number is devoted. There are a dozen portraits, and a view of the house of 
Joshua Bates. , 

Beatty-Asfordby. The ancestry of John Beatty and Susanna Asfordby, tcith sown 
of their descendants, by Mrs. Rudolph Samuel Turk. New York, Frank 
Allaben Genealogical Company, 1909. 12° pp. 184, illus. Price $4.00, postage 
15 cents. Address the publishers, 3 West 42d Street, New York City 
William Asfordby of Stayne-in-the-Marsh, Co. Lincoln. Eng- and Ulster Co., 
N. Y., brought to this country a " parchment containing twelve generations of 
his English ancestry, compiled by the then Herald of Arms, R. Chester" [sic~\. 
The material in this parchment has been arranged in the form of text, and con- 
stitutes the first part of this volume. Susanna Asfordby. the daughter of WQ- 
lkm, married John Beatty of Ulster Co., N. Y., 7 November 1691. Their de- 
scendants are "brought down to the seventh generation. As both female and 
male lines are recorded here, other names beside that of Beatty are found in 
theusecond part, and the name of Cary has many representatives. The book is 
printed on good paper and is indexed. An inartistic title-page opens the book 
rather inauspiciously by giving the name of the author incorrectly. 

The Xohn Cary Descendants. 
Bulletin No. 8 New Series. 

Rev. Seth Cary, President, Dorchester, Jfoss. 
September 1909. 8° pp. 4^-56, part. 

•All the unsigned reviews are written by Miss Alice Lucretxa Westgatb of Boston. 


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A brief notice of the late Kev. Otis Cary, D.D., missionary of the American 
Board in Japan, and one of his poems, form the principal items in this issue, 
which is illustrated with his portrait. 

The Clark Genealogy in the United States, by Dr. A[lmon] W. Clakk. Stam- 
ford, N. Y., press of the Mirror-Kecorder, 1907. 8° pp. 149, illus. Price, 
cloth $3.00; half-morrocco $4.00. Address the author, Jefferson, Schoharie 
Co., N. Y. 

Eandall Clark, the progenitor of that branch which settled at Blenheim Hill, 
N. Y., was born 28 October 1788, in Charleston, R. I., the son of Job Clark and 
Anna (Wilcox) Heron. A record "of his descendants, including both male and 
female lines, occupies the first sixty pages. The second part, called "Ancient 
Clarke History from Providence, R. I.," is followed by a brief record of " Other 
Clark Families." Most of these families belong in New York. Obituary notices 
from newspapers are added to many of the biographical sketches, and numerous 
portraits and views of homesteads are used as illustrations. The quality of the 
paper leaves much to be desired. There are several indexes, and the volume is 
bound in cloth. 

Greene Family of Plymouth Colony, by Richard Henry Greene, A.M., LL.B. 

New York, privately printed, 1909. 8° pp. 145, illus. 

William Greene has finally been proved to be the ancestor of this family, to 
the satisfaction of the author, who gives a record of nine generations and a 
mention of the tenth. The articles appearing in the Register for January 1903 
and in the thirty-ninth volume of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record are combined, with additional matter, in this book. Portraits and home- 
steads appear among the illustrations, and there is a good index. The print is 
clear, and the work is appropriately bound in green cloth. 

Extracts from British Archives on the families of Halley, Havoley, Pyke, etc., by 
Eugene F. McPike. (Second series). New York, reprinted from the Maga- 
zine of History, 1909. 8° pp. 31. 
The Probate Registry at Lichfield, the parish registers of Alconbury, Somerset 

House, London, and Dublin are among sources from which these notes were 


Eleaser Hamlin and his descendants ; their homes, by Myra Sawyer Hamlin. 

Bangor, Me., privately printed, 1909. 8° pp. 46, illus. 

This delightful little book does not claim to be a comprehensive genealogy, 
but the author says in her brief foreword that its object is to trace the relation- 
ship of some closely allied families. Eleazer Hamlin married first Lydia Bon- 
ney and settled in Pembroke, where eleven children were born to them, four 
bearing the names Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. Later Eleazer lived in 
Harvard and Westford, Mass. Some of his sons settled in Maine, and among 
their descendants were Hannibal Hamlin, the statesman, and Dr. Cyrus Hamlin, 
missionary at Constantinople and founder of Robert College. The book is well 
illustrated with many views of the interesting homesteads of the family, which 
are also described in an entertaining manner. 

Morton Family Year Book. Descendants of Isaac Horton, compiled by Byron 
Barnes Horton. New York, The Grafton Press, 1909. 16° pp. 35. 
The ancestry of Isaac Horton is traced to Barnabas Horton of Southold. Long 

Island, as early as 1651. Following the account, given here of his descendants 

there is a list of those who were living in June 1909. The " Horton Family 

Address List " closes this little handbook. 

Richard Ingersoll of Salem, Mass., and some of his descendants, by Major-General 
A. W. Gbeely, U. S. A. Salem, Mass., Essex Institute, 1909. 8° pp. 22. 
This genealogy of the first five generations of the descendants of Richard, 
who came from Bedfordshire, Eng., in 1629, is a valuable and useful addition 
to the records of the families of Essex County. It is well compiled, and excel- 
lent in arrangement and appearance. It is reprinted from the forty-fifth volume 
of the Historical Collections of the Essex Institute. 


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Descendants of Thomas Lake of Stratford, Conn., by David Minor Lake, Albert 
Edward Lake, Arthur Crawford Lake. Chicago [Fergus Printing Com- 
pany], 1908. 80 pp. 14-f [2]. Address Albert Edward Lake, 171 La Salle 
Street, Chicago, 1)1. 4 

The preface states that " this record is complete only as to one branch of the 
family of the founder," and that the present generation of that branch is well 
given here. Scant attention is paid to the names that do not appear again as 
the line is carried forward, and there is no Indication what names will be" found 
further on in the genealogy. It is hoped that more biographical material may 
be given when this family is published in book form. The dates of birth, how- 
ever, are well supplied, and there is an index. 

The Lawrence Kin. [By Rev. Anson Titus.] 12° pp. 8. 

This is a reprint from the Boston Evening Transcript for 16 January 1903, 
written at the time of the election of Abbott Lawrence Lowell to the presidency 
of Harvard University, and describing at some length the family of his mother. 

Begister of the Middlebrook Family, descendants of Joseph Middlebrook of Fair- 
field, Conn., by Louis F. Middlebrook. Hartford, Conn., 1909. 4° pp. 411, 

A limited edition has been issued of this admirable genealogy, which is un- 
usually well-made and artistically bound in blue cloth and gray paper. It is 
clearly printed on good paper (an important point in a volume intended for 
service and durability), and is furnished with two indexes. Ten generations 
are recorded, and the author states in his preface that " no marked deviation, 
remote from the Middlebrook surname," will be encountered, as " the principle 
adopted has been not to diverge into collateral branches in female lines very 
much." An appendix of nearly one hundred pages contains wills, inventories, 
deeds, surveys, and letters. 

Moffatana Bulletin. Published by George West Maffet, editor and historian- 
in-chief. July 1909. Vol. I, No. 4 Lawrence, Kan. 4° pp. 17-28, illus. 
The genealogy of this family is in preparation, and all members of the family 
are urgently requested to send then* records to the editor. He emphasizes the 
fact that the book will preserve the history of each individual more permanently 
than even a gravestone, and that no fee is required in order to have the record, 
printed, as is usual in the case of county histories. A view of Moflatdale and 
Moffat Water, Scotland, are among the illustrations. 

The Descendants of John Mowry of Bhode Island, bv William A. Mo wet, Ph.D., 
LL.D. Providence, R. I., Preston and Rounds* Company, 1909. 8° pp. 292, 
illus. Price $3.00. Address the author, Hyde Park, Mass. 
Those who are familiar with the earlier books compiled by this writer — 
Nathaniel Mowry's Descendants, and Richard Mowry's Descendants — will be 
delighted to know that Mr. Mowry has here published his gleanings relating to 
the descendants of John Mowry, the brother of Nathaniel. About two thousand 
names are included in this account, which contains many family anecdotes, and 
is illustrated with twenty-nine full page half-tones and as many fac-simile auto- 
graphs. A steel engraving of the venerable author appears as a frontispiece. 
The volume has an index and a substantial cloth binding. 

Some descendants of John Norton of Bramford, 1622-1709, with notes of other 
emigrant Xortons, [by] Walter Whittlesey Norton. Lakeville, Conn., 
The Journal Press, 1909. 8° pp. 67, illus. 

The beginnings of a Norton genealogy are contained in this pamphlet, which 
gives a list of all the Norton emigrants, a brief bibliography of the books con- 
taining Norton genealogy, and short sketches of Nicholas of Martha's Vineyard 
and George of Salem, Mass. The preface states that this pamphlet was issued 
to stimulate interest in the family genealogy. 

John Parish of Groton, Mass, and some of his descendants, by Roswell Parish, 
Jr. Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909. 8° pp. 12. 
This is a reprint from the Register for October 1909. 


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The Patterson Family descended from James Patterson of Scotland, by D. "Wil- 
liams Patterson. With a few additions by Anna Patterson. [For private 
distribution.] Newark Valley, Tioga Co., N. T.. 1906. 4° pp. 30, illus. 
A Scotch prisoner, James Patterson, reached Boston in the John and Sarah in 
1652. The misfortunes of war appear shortly to have been overcome by him, 
and he became a resident of Billerica in 1658. Six generations of descendants 
in the male lines are recorded in this account, with a brief mention of some of 
the seventh and eight generations. A pedigree chart shows the ancestry of 
D. Williams Patterson in female as well as male branches, and includes the 
names of some passengers in the Mayflower. ' 

Bomance and history of Elticeed Pomeroy's ancestors in Normandy and England. 

[Toledo, Ohio, The Franklin Printing and Engraving Company, 1909.] 8° 

pp. 81, illus. Price $1.00. Address Albert A. Pomeroy, Secretary of the 

Pomeroy Family Association. Sandusky. Ohio. 

The recent discoveries concerning the ancestors of Eltweed Pomeroy and the 
Pomeroy family in early English history are contained in this pamphlet, which 
is published for the purpose of arousing the attention of the family in America 
to the importance of sending to the secretary of the Association all data in their 
possession. The modest sum asked for the pamphlet is not to refund its cost, 
but is to be used in verifying the material which is to go into the Pomeroy 
Genealogy. Extracts from such authorities as Burke's Peerage, the Guide Book 
of Berry Pomeroy Castle, and the History of Devonshire follow the extracts 
from parish registers. The illustrations are good, and of special interest to the 

A biographical history of Bohert Bandall and his descendants, 1608-1909, by 
William L. Chapftn. New York, The Grafton Press, 1909. 8° pp. 247. 
Price §5.00. Address Rev. William L. Cbaffin, North Easton, Mass. 

Careful, accurate work has been put into this record of over eight hundred 
families descended from Robert Randall, who was born in England in 1608 and 
came here about 1635, settling in Weymouth, Mass. Some of the grandsons 
settled in Easton, Mass., and for many years the Randalls were the largest 
family in the town. An essay on the Randalls in general, by Aaron Ferry 
Randall, president of the family association, is contained in the preface. The 
genealogy is admirably arranged, and is printed on excellent paper. The mem- 
bers of the family are to be congratulated on the existence of such an admirable 

Stephens- Stevens Genealogy. Lineage from Henry Stephens of Stonington, Conn., 
1668, by Plowdox Stevens. New York, Frank Allaben Genealogical Com- 
pany, 1909. 12° pp. 358, illus. Price, cloth, $5.00 ; three-quarters morocco, 
$6.50 ; full morocco. $7.00 ; postage 15 cents. Address the publisher, 3 West 
42d Street, New York City. 

Nine generations of descendants from Henry Stephens are recorded in this 
well-compiled genealogy, which is arranged on the Register plan. It is based 
on a brief work of a similar nature written by the author fifty years ago. One 
unique and useful feature is the plan of giving an account of the ancestors of 
the wife after the record of each family in the first two generations. It is 
carefully indexed, and is printed on good paper. An inartistic and almost un- 
intelligible title-page by Georgia Cooper Washburn detracts from the appear- 
ance of this otherwise excellent publication. 

The Bichard Webber Family. [Compiled by Lucy A. Washburn.] Medina, 

Ohio, The A. I. Root Company. 1909. 8°"pp. 21, illus. 

John Webber, the son of James of London. Eng., settled in Rehoboth, Mass., 
in 1722. There is some mention of the first three generations, but beginning 
with the fourth generation entire attention is given to the descendants of the 
Rev. Richard Webber, who was a pioneer settler in Medina Co., Ohio. This 
well-compiled, clearly-arranged pamphlet is the outcome of family interest, and 
it is hoped that the reunions of the future will bring out other publications. 

William Wells and his descendants. 1755-1909, compiled by Frederick How- 
ard Wells. Albany. X. Y. [1909.] 8 Q pp. 117. 


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William Wells is supposed to have come to America from England shortly 
before the Revolution. His sympathies, however, were with the colonies, for. 
enlisting from Chesterfield, Mass., in 1775, he took part in the Battle of Bunker 
Hill, and was present at other engagements. The names of Pratt. Doty, and 
Eddy have many representatives, as they are carried out in some of the female 
lines. The book is well printed, indexed, and suitably bound. 

Genealogy of the ancestors and descendants of John White of Wenham and Lan- 
caster, Mass. 1574-1909. Volume IV. By Almira Larktn White. Ha- 
verhill, Mass., press of the Nichols Print, 1909. 8° pp. 210. illus.. plan. Price 
$5.00. Address Myra L. White, 73 Broadway, Haverhill, Mass. 
The branches in this volume are not connected with each other, the preface 
states, but each is connected with the earlier volumes. It contains the ancestry 
of John and Joane (West) White, and the appendix gives the ancestry of Mary 
Gawkroger, alias Platts, wife of John Prescott. The book will be especially 
welcome to those who wish to see the continuation of their line. There is a 
good index. 

Colonel Joseph Belt. A paper read before the Society of Colonial Wars in the 
District of Cohtmbia, 25 March, 1909, by Caleb Clarke Magruder, Jr., 
A-M., LL.B. Annapolis, Md., Advertiser-Republican Print. 1909. 8° pp. 36, 

Not only the biography of Colonel Belt (born in 1680 in Anne Arundel 
County, Md., died in 1761 in Prince George's County, Md.) bat also some ac- 
count of the genealogy of his family is given in this paper. He was a descend- 
ant of Humphrey Belt, who landed in Virginia in 1635. An extended account 
of his military and public services comprises the bulk of this pamphlet, which 
has as its frontispiece a photograph of Chevy Chase Manor, built by Col. Joseph 
Belt about 1722. 

Capt. Samuel Flint and William Flint, by D. Webster King, inth the Thirteenth 
annual reportoflhe Peabody Historical Society, 1908-1909. Peabodv [Mass.], 
press of CM- Shepard, 27 Lowell Street, 1909. 8° pp. 22, illus. 
This paper on Samuel and William Flint, who took part in the Revolutionary 
War, was read before the Peabody Historical Society on the nineteenth of April. 
A list of the Revolutionary soldiers, whose graves have been identified by mark- 
ers, is also given with the usual report for the year. 

John Foster, the earliest American engraver and first Boston printer, by Samuel 
Abbott Green. Published by The Massachusetts Historical Society at the 
charge of the Waterston Fun<L No. 2. Boston, 1909. 4° pp. 149, illus. 

The careful research of many years has gleaned the materials for this 
biography of John Poster, the earliest engraver in what is now the United 
States, and the first printer in Boston. Few facts concerning his life could be 
found, and much that has been discovered concerning him is recorded here by 
reproductions of his engraving, and photographic reprints of some of the title- 
pages of the pamphlets printed by him. The book, which is carefully finished 
in every detail, also includes a "-Biographical list of titles printed by Foster," 
" Titles probably printed by Foster," and " Engravings by Foster." 

John Johnston of New York, merchant, by Emtlt Johnston Deforest. New 

York, privately printed, 1909. 8° pp. 195, illus., chart. 

Quaint and charming are many of the anecdotes related here of the life and 
travels of a prominent New York merchant in the early part of the nineteenth 
century. His trips to his boyhood home in Scotland, and his journey with his 
family, by carriage, through Europe, disclose many experiences hardly dreamed 
of in the days of modern railway and postal service. A delightful glimpse of 
the social life of 1830 is also afforded by the extracts from " the party book." 
The volume is illustrated with rare views of New York, some Scotch scenes, 
and several portraits. It is a pleasure to see a book so well made ar.i so artistic. 

George Leavens Lilley. Memorial proceedings of the Senate and Hovse of Eepre- 
sentatives of the State of Connecticut in joint convention. 27 May 1909. Hart- 
ford [Conn.], published by the State, 1909. 8° pp. 24. illus. 
A portrait of the late Governor Lilley forms the frontispiece of this pamphlet. 

which contains the speeches that were delivered at this memorial service. 


Booh Notices 


Facsimile of Pere Marquette's Illinois Prayer Book. Its History, by the owner, 

Col. J. L. Hubert Netlson, M.D. Published by the Quebec Literary and 

Historical Society in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the founding 

of Quebec, July 1608. Quebec, 1908. 16° pp. 12-f[176]. 

Each page of this prayer book, written in the language of the Hlinois Indians, 

and used for years by that famous Jesuit missionary, Pere Marquette, is here 

reproduced with the utmost care, every print being so clear that the dialect can 

be studied from the photographic facsimile. When Marquette and Jolliet made 

the long journey in 1673^that resulted in their discovery of the Mississippi 

River, this prayer book, and the pewter bowl and spoon also photographed here, 

undoubtedly formed part of Marquette's travelling equipment. These three 

articles were given to the grandfather of the present owner by the last Jesuit 

in Canada, in gratitude for his kindness in sending to the missionaries for many 

years the Quebec Gazette, the official journal of the colony, of which he was the 

editor and printer. The Quebec Literary and Historical Society has issued a 

volume of unique value and interest. 

In memoriam James Sanford Morgan, born 2 Dec. 1818 in South Coventry, 

Conn., died there 22 Mar. 1909. [n. t. n. p.] 8° port. 

Several tributes to the useful, upright life of this gentleman, a life-long resi- 
dent of South Coventry, where he held several town offices, are reprinted from 
various issues of the Willimantic Journal and the Willimantic Chronicle. 

Memoir of Francis Jewett Parker, by William Carver Bates. Boston, Press 
of David Clapp & Son, 1909. 8° pp. 6, illus. 
This is a reprint from the Kegister for July 1909. 

Colonel John Quincy of Mount Wollaston, 1689-1767. An address delivered 
23 February 1908 under the auspices of the Quincy Historical Society, by 
Daniel Muneo Wilsox. prepared in collaboration with Charles Francis 
Adams. Boston, George H. Ellis Company, printers, 272 Congress Street, 
1909. 8° pp. 80, illus. 

Contemporaneous with the Provincial period of Massachusetts history, Col. 
John Quincy has shared the fate of oblivion that covers the epoch in which he 
lived and played his part, and it has been with difficulty that the incidents of 
his remarkable career have been rescued from the forgotten past. All the 
addresses that were delivered on this commemorative occasion are here reprinted 
in full, and many appropriate illustrations embellish the volume. 

Bev. Timothy Foster Rogers, fourth pastor of the First Congregational Unitarian 
Society, Bernardston, Mass., by Lucy Cutler Kellogg. 1909. Greenfield, 
Mass., Press of E. A. Hall and Company. 8° pp. 14. 

This memoir of one of the early ministers of Bernardston celebrates the one- 
hundredth anniversary of his ordination, which took place 20 September 1809. 
He was the son of Timothy Bogers and Hannah Foster, and was born 18 March 
1781 in Tewksbury, Mass. A plan of the meeting-house shows the location of 
the pews, and gives the names of their respective owners. 

Journal of an American prisoner at Fort Maiden and Quebec in the War of 1812, 
edited by G. M. Fatrchild, Jr. Quebec, privately printed by Frank Carrel, 
Limited, 1909. f pp. 32, illus. 

Few personal records, if any, are available for the study of the War of 1812 
on the frontiers. Although the name of the author of this straightforward 
daily chronicle of events on a prison ship is not given in the journal itself, the 
editor finds unmistakable evidence of its having been written by Surgeon's Mate 
James Reynolds, who was deputed by Surgeon-General Edwards of the American 
forces to take charge of the sick on the two vessels despatched from Maumee 
to Detroit, but which were captured by the British, 2 July 1812, at Fort Maiden 
(Arnherstburg) . True appreciation of the value of personal records that relate 
to historical events is shown by the publication of this diary, which seems to be 
without a contemporaneous parallel. 

Genealogy, heraldry, history, biography. New York, N. Y., Frank Allaben Gene- 
alogical Company. 3 West Forty-second Street. 12° pp. 135. 


Book Notices 


This finding list of the material published by this prolific genealogical company 
may be found a useful addition to the researcher's workshop. More restraint 
in the heading and title-page designs would be in keeping with good taste. 

A history of Chatham, Mass., formerly Constableurick or Village of Monomoit, 
by William C. Smith. Part I. Hyannis, Mass., F. B. and F. P. (Joss, pub- 
lishers, 1909. 8° pp. 6+106, illus., maps. Price §1.00. Address the author, 
Chatham, Mass. 

This history will delight the student by its scholarly presentation of facts, 
its disregard of myth and tradition, and the breadth of research, particularly 
in the records of early explorers, on which this narrative is based. Frequent 
use is made of maps, and the unusual number of foot-notes will be helpful to 
anyone wishing to make special study of any particular point. The full ac- 
count of William Nickerson will be interesting to his descendants. 

The genealogies of the families of Cohasset, Massachusetts, compiled under the 
direction of the Committee on Town History by George Lvmax Davenport 
and Elizabeth Osgood Davenpoet, with other chapters supplementary to 
the history of Cohasset by Eev. E. Victor Bigelow, published in 1898. Pub- 
lished under the auspices of the Committee on Town History, 1909. [Boston, 
Mass., Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company.] 8° pp. 12+631, illus. 
This excellent record of all the families of Cohasset, arranged in alphabetical 
sequence, covers nearly five hundred pages and will make a welcome and useful 
addition to the history of the town published in 1898, with which this record 
was first designed to appear. The delay in publication has been caused by the 
great amount of time and labor required in genealogical compilation. 

Interesting supplementary historical chapters bring the town's record down to 
date. The deep-sea captains of the town, the wrecks that have occurred on its 
shores, and the life saving station, receive attention, as do the musical associa- 
tion and the officers of the town, many of whose portraits are among the illus- 
trations, which also include views of town buildings. K. E. H. G. Standard 
paper is used, and the genealogical material is arranged on the Register plan 
The printing and binding are unusually good. 

The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County, Conn., 1709-1909, by Dwight C. 

Ktlbourn. Litchfield, Conn., published by the author, 1909. 8° pp. 344+10, 


The Lichfield Law School, " the first law school of this country," rightfully 
receives a large measure of attention in this volume. Views of the two little 
story-and-a-half buildings in which it was held, and portraits of prominent men 
who came from every state then in the union to study here, are among the illus- 
trations. Preceding the alphabetically arranged sketches of members of the bar 
are reprints of some valuable and rare addresses relating to the Litchfield Bar, 
now out of print. Among the Southern students the most prominent was John 
C. Calhoun of South Carolina. Even the original of " Old Grimes is dead "(Wil- 
liam Grimes, a runaway slave, who became general servant to the students of 
the Law School) is not overlooked. There is an index. It is regrettable that so 
good a book was not printed on better paper. 

Genealogical and family history of the State of Maine, compiled under the edito- 
rial supervision of George Thomas Little, A.M., Lift. D.. and including 
among other local contributors, Rev. Henrt S. Burrage. D.i). and Albert 
Roscoe Stubbs. Four volumes. Sew York, Lewis Historical Publishing 
Company. 1909. 4«pp. 29+2283. 

To those who have seen the previous sets of county histories issued by this 
company, these four large, heavy volumes will present a familiar appearance, 
in their full leather binding. The illustrations are many, and are all well-repro- 
duced portraits of men whose family history is sketched here. The publishers 
say they believe that the work includes "the main stem of every family tree of 
every family of any importance in Maine." It may be true, however, that there 
are some old families wfcose records are already in print, and who do not wish 
to incur the expense of being included in this publication, but doubtless they are 
few in comparison with the great number here included. 

Early Becords of the Town of Manchester, formerly; Derryfuld, N. H., 1801- 
1816. A complete and exact transcript of the Becords of the Clerks as written 


Booh Hotices 


in the Old Derry field Book No. 2, pages 202 to 382, Vol. Ill, pages 1 to 177 
inclusive, comprising Volume III of the printed records of the town. Volume 
X Manchester Historic Association Collections. Edited, with introduction, 
notes and index, by George Waldo Beowse. Manchester, N. H. Published 
by authority of the City Council, under the auspices of the Manchester Historic 
Association. 1908. [Printed by the John B. Clarke Company, 1909.] 8° pp. 
429. Price §2.00. Address Fred W. Lamb, 452 Merrimack Street, Manches- 
ter, N. H. 

The work of printing the town records verbatim et literatim, begun so wisely 
and so well in the eighth volume of this Society's collections, is continued in 
the same careful manner in this publication. In the sixteen years' records here 
printed some of the most interesting topics that received the consideration of 
the voters of the town were the " securing females for teachers " (deemed inad- 
visable ), the establishment of a singing school (approved, but no money raised), 
and the separation of church and town affairs. Industrial progress was ad- 
vanced by the opening of the Blodget canal around Amoskeag Palls, and in 1810 
the first manufacturing in the vicinity was 'started. In June of that year the 
name of the town was changed from Derryfield to Manchester. This book is 
clearly printed on good paper, is indexed, and bound similar to the other voli 
umes in the series. 

Collections of the New Brunswick Historical Society. No. 8. St. John, N. B., 

Barnes & Company, 1909. 8° pp. 113-297, illus. maps. 

An account of Brigadier-General Monckton's expedition to the River St. John in 
September 1758, and the beginning of the first permanent settlement of the Eng- 
lish on the shores of St. John harbor, opens this number of the magazine, which 
also contains valuable historical and geographical documents relating to New 
Brunswick (including many extracts from the journal of Benjamin Marston), 
a record of the founding of the Church of England in Shelburne, and a list of 

the disbanded soldiers at Shelburne. 


Minutes of the Commissioners for detecting and defeating Conspiracies in the 
State of New York. Albany County Sessions, 1778-1781. Edited by Victor 
Hugo Paltsits, State Historian. Volume 1, 1778-1779 ; volume II, 1780-1781. 
Albany, N. Y. T published by the State of New York, J. B. Lyon Company, 
State Printers, 1909. 4° pp. 836, illus. 

The carefui and conscientious publication of any state archives is beneficial to 
all students of history, but when the matter selected for such publication has 
bearing on a historical crisis such a \ volume increases greatly in interest and 
range of usefulness. The commissioners, whose minutes are contained in these 
two volumes, were appointed to suppress the disaffection in the State, and seek 
out and arrest the enemies of the State. The book is finely printed on excellent 
paper, and an analytical index is in preparation and will be printed in volume 

North Carolina Booklet. Vol. IX. No. 1. July 1909. Published quarterly 
by the North Carolina Society Daughters of the Revolution^ 8° pp. 58. Price 
35 cents ; §1.00 a year. 

Eighteenth century legislation regarding Indians, slaves, and tories is the 
subject of the first article in this magazine, which also contains sketches of 
Thomas Person and Flora McDonald, and genealogical memoranda. 

Vital Records of Spencer, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849. Systematic 
History Fund. Worcester. Mass., published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of 
the Fund. 1909. 8° pp. 276. 

Colonial Families of America, by Frances M. Smith. Vol. I. New York, 
Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1909. 12° pp. 358, illus. Price $2.00, 
postage 10 cents. Address- the publishers, 3 West 42d Street, New York City. 
This is the first volume in a series of seven, each of which will contain his- 
torical sketches of forty American families. The origin of the family name is 
accounted for in an entertaining, popular style, and the history of the family in 
Europe receives similar treatment. Mention is made of those who have given 
Colonial and Revolutionary service, although the exact record is not inserted. 
Each sketch is illustrated by at least one coat-of-arms, and it is to be feared that 
many will be misled by the juxtaposition of text and illustration. There is a 


Book Notices 



resemblance in some of them to the heraldic frauds of John Coles of Boston in 
the latter part of the eighteenth century. 

The Magazine of History, with notes and queries. Extra Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7. 

William Abbatt. New York, 141 East 2.5th Street. 4° paged variously. 

The extra, numbers of this historical magazine are made up of reprints of rare 
articles, none of which are now in print. Of the ten titles contained in the five 
numbers above-mentioned four relate to Revolutionary characters or events — 
the journal of Elijah Fisher 1775-1784 ; a sketch of Rev. Israel Evans, Washing- 
ton's Chaplain ; Negroes in the American Army of the Revolution ; and George 
Washington as an angler. Two accounts of Capt. John Lovewell's expeditions, 
by Frederick Kidder and Samuel Eenhallow, and a sketch of John Chamberlain, 
Indian fighter, are the reprints contained in Extra No. 3. Thomas Brown's 
" Plain Narrativ " of 17C0, " The Burial of George Augustus Lord Viscount Howe, 
1758," and " Never Caught — Personal adventures connected with twelve success- 
ful trips in Blockade-running during the American Civil War, 1863-64," by Capt 
Roberts, London, 1867, are other titles in this excellent series. 

The Transitorial Period, 1787-1789, in the Government of the United States, 
by Fraxk Fletcher Stephens, Ph.M., Ph.D. The University of Missouri 
Studies, edited by W. G. Brown. Social Science Series, Volume II, Novem- 
ber 4. July 1909. Published by the University of Missouri. 4°, pp. 126. 
The different ways in which each of the thirteen original states elected its 
first representatives, senators, and presidential electors, and thus set the ma- 
chinery of government in operation, receive careful scholarly analysis in this 
monograph. It also traces the relinquishment by the separate states into the 
hands of the federal government, of their right to coin money, raise armies, and 
levy import and export taxes, and then discusses the political and constitu- 
tional questions involved in consequence of this transfer of power. Some of 
the paragraphs from current newspapers illustrate certain points well, and also 
cause amusement by reference to the pleasing fiction that " The People " are the 
" Masters of Congress." 

Amherst College, Class of Eighty-three. The record of a quarter century. Wal- 
ter Tatlor Field, Chairman Editorial Board. Evaston— Chicago, The Kim- 
ball Press. Printed for the Class. 4° pp. 196. 

Biographical sketches of the members, usually Illustrated by two photographs 
(one of the man at the time of graduation and the other in recent times), com- 
prise the greater part of this book and make it useful for reference, as well as 
entertaining for the Class. 

Dartmouth College, sketches of the Class of 1862, by Horace Stcart Ctjmmlxgs, 
Washington, D. C, Geo. E. Howard Press, 1909. 8° pp. 145-f-[2], illus. 
Just twenty-five years before the publication of this volume Mr. Cunimings 
Issued a collection of sketches which he had prepared for the Class, then twenty- 
two years out of college. This volume combines delightfully the earlier 
record with the present history of the Class. The old Class Day and Commence- 
ment programmes are reprinted, as well as the oration. Several appropriate and 
excellent illustrations adorn the volume. 

Hamard College, Class of 1868. Fortieth anniversary. Secretary's report num- 
bers. 1868-1908. [Boston, printed and published for the Class by E. O. 
Cockayne]. 8° pp. 261, illus. 

The printed pages here numbered fill but half this stout volume, the second 
section being filled with portraits of the Class, in most cases the early photo- 
graph and the one of the present day being presented side by side, thus fur- 
nishing a most interesting study in individual development. Biographical 
sketches of the members, class day parts and poems, and similar matters are 
contained in this report which also contains a reproduction of a graphic vital 
statistics chart of Harvard classes from 1830 to 1904. The book is finely made 
in every detail, and sets a high standard for the reports of other classes to 

Second supplement to the history of the Tale Class of 1873, compiled by Freder- 
ick J. Shepard, Class Secretary. 8° pp. 366-455, illus. 


Boole Notices 


This supplement is chiefly distinguished by the portraits of the members of 
the Class. An account of the J 90S reunion, and some additional information re- 
garding the Class, is added to the account of the custody of the survivor's cup. 

Statutes of the Baronial Order of Bunnemede, instituted 8 January 1898. [No 

title-page.] 8° pp. 63, illus. 

A list of members and officers is included in this book, as well as the constitu- 
tion and by-laws of the organization, which is selected from the descendants " in 
the male or female line, of an ancestor who rendered actual service in, or before, 
the year A.D. 1215, towards securing the articles of constitutional liberty, known 
as the Magxa Chart a, from John, King of England, in the years 1214-1215." 

Proceedings of the Bunker Mill Monument Association at the annual meeting, 17 

June 1909. Boston, Published by tie Association [University Press, John 

Wilson and Son, Cambridge, TJ. S. A'.], 1909. 8° pp. 74 illus. 

The special address on this occasion was delivered by Andrew McFarland 

Davis, on " Early Experiments in Paper Money in America." The usual reports 

and officers are given in j;his number, which also contains portraits of Capt. John 

Linzee, R.N., Maj.-Gen. Henry Clinton, K.B., and Gen. John Burgoyne. These 

three officers were in charge of the British forces on the day of the Battle of 

Bunker Hill. 

Addresses delivered before the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York, 
and Year Book for' 1908-1909. July 1909. Publication number 14. 8° pp. 
A sketch of the career of Henry Hudson follows an address on " The Colonial 

Prologue to the Drama of the Revolution," which displays deep research and 

unusual breadth in grasping the important; phases in development of the desire 

for freedom in all the thirteen colonies. 

Ohio Society of the Sons of the Bevoluti&n. Year Book. 1775-1909. 8° pp. 

1G8, illus. 

In addition to the usual lists and reports naturally included in a year book, 
this issue contains fifty pages of biographical sketches of deceased members. 

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Vermont. Charttred 12 November 

1894. 8° pp. 32, illus. 

The officers, committees, and members of this Society, together with the 
officers of the General Society, are printed in this pamphlet, which also contains 
" The Capture of the Margaretta," a paper read by Hon. Robert Dewey Benedict 
at the fifteenth annual court at Burlington, Vt., 22 Eeb. 1909. * 

Journal of the Thirtieth Annual Contention of the department of Massachusetts 
Woman's Belief Corps, auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Bepublic, February 
16, 17, 1909. Boston, Griffith-Still mgs Press, 368 Congress Street, 1909. 
8° pp. 416, illus. 
The reports submitted by the various committees, and a record of the business 

of this convention, are contained in this creditable journal, which is illustrated 

by portraits of officers. It is indexed, well-printed, and bound in dark blue 


The Tenth Begiment Massachusetts Vohtnte-er Infantry 1861-1864, by Alfred 
S. Roe. Published by the Tenth Reaimemt Veteran Association. Springfield, 
Mass. [Press of the*F. A. Bassette^Company, 1909.] 8° pp. 535, illus. 

The story of the service of this western Massachusetts regiment is told in 
pathetic detail, beginning with its departure from Springfield and recording all 
the marches and battles it endured until its return to the warm welcome at home. 
The roster of the regiment is as complete as devoted effort and perseverance 
could make it. An unusual number of portraits will be found among the illus- 
trations. The regiment is fortunate in having had so able and devoted an his- 
torian. There is an index, and the volume is bound in brown cloth. 

The battle of Point Pleasant, a battle of the Eerohttion, October 10, 1774. Bio- 
graphical sketches of the men who partiapaied. By Mrs. Livia Nye Simfson- 
Pokfenbaugee. Point Pleasant, West Virginia, The State Gazette, 1909. 
?°pp. 141. illus. 

vol. lxiv. 7 




No official roster of this battle was kept, but as nearly complete a list as could 
be made after years of research is contained in this book. About one hundred 
of the men are given brief biographical sketches. An account of the monument 
erected to commemorate this battle, and the exercises connected with its dedi- 
cation, are given in detail. 

Twenty-mile Encampment. Story of a reunion and the dedication of a tablet 
marking this historic spot at Twenty-mile Stream, 26 August 1909. 8° no p., 

This reprint from the Vermont Tribune, for 2 September 1909, gives an ac- 
count of the third annual reunion held at Cavendish, Vt. The illustration is a 
print showing the tablet erected to mark the Twenty-mile Encampment on the 
line of the British Military Road built by order of General Amherst from Fort 
No. 4 (Charlestown, N. H.) to Crown Point and Ticonderoga. Construction was 
begun in 1759. 

Note on the History of the Jews in Barbados, by N. Darnell Davis, CM .G. 

8° pp. 129-148. 

As early as 1656 there were considerable numbers of Jews in the Barbados, and 
this reprint from number eighteen of the Publications of the Jewish Historical 
Society contains several petitions regarding the treatment accorded them, in 
spite of their denization. 

A century of population growth from the first census of the United States to the 
twelfth, 1790-1900. Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Cen- 
sus. S. N. D. Noeth, Director. Washington, Government Printing Office, 
1909. 4° pp. 303, maps. 

Among the interesting groups of statistics in this report, table one hundred 
and eleven will probably be the most useful to genealogists, for it contains all 
the names represented by at least one hundred white persons in the first census 
of 1790. Much amusement can be derived from the singular sources from which 
our names are derived, as well as from the list of ludicrous and grotesque com- 
binations of given and surnames. 

Census of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1905. Prepared under the di- 
rection of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor. Volume I. Popula- 
tion and Social Statistics. Boston, Wright and Potter Printing Company, State 
Printers, 18 Post Office Square, 1909. 8° pp. 118+981. 



George Otis Avers, retired builder, bom 
27 Nov. 1838, in West Roxbury, Mass., 
died 21 July 1909, in Jamaica Plain, 

Joseph Bubier Bancroft, president of 
the Draper Company of Hopedale, born 
3 Oct. 1821, in TJxbridge, Mass., died 
25 Oct. 1909, in Hopedale, Mass. Charles James Barclay, 
U. S. N., born 8 Sept. 1843, in Philadel- 
phia, Pa., died 26 Sept. 1909, in Brook- 
line, Mass. 

Hon. Charles James Bell, ex- governor 
of Vermont, born 16 Mar. 1845, in Wal- 
den, Vt., died Sept. 1909, in New York 

J axes Alexander Bill, manufacturer, 
born 16 Apr. 1852, in Lyme, Conn., died 
15 July 1909, in Springfield, Mass. 

Hon. Robert Roberts Bishop, AM., 
LL.B., associate justice of Superior 
Court of Mass., died 7 Oct. 1909, in 
Newton, Mass. 

Henbt Browne Blackwell. editor, lec- 
turer, born 4 May 1S25, in Bristol, Eng_ 
died 7 Sept. 1909, in Dorchester, Mass. 

Capt. Nathan Barnes Boutwell, U. S. 
Customs Service in Boston, born 31 
July 1S35, in Lyndeborough, N. H„ 
died 13 Nov. 1909, in Boston, Mass. 


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Dudley Buck, composer and organist, 
born 10 Mar. 1839, in Hartford, Conn., 
died 6 Oct. 1909, in West Orange, N. J. 

Charles Lyman Carter, manufacturer, 
bom 8 Aug. 1829, in Rindge, N. H., 
died 6 Aug. 1909, in Winchendon, Mass. 

Lieut. Augustus Porter Chamberlaine, 
MJ), retired merchant, born 8 June 
1827, in Salem, Mass., died 20 Sept. 
1909, in Heartwellville, Vt. 

Donald Churchill, A.B, M.D., surgeon 
in the Rhode Island Hospital, born 20 
May 1870, in Andover, Mass., died 28 
Not. 1909, in Providence, R. I. 

Charles Henry Cobb, M.D., former dean 
of College of Physicians and Surgeons 
of New York City, born 17 Jan. 1844, 
in New Gloucester, Me., died 31 Oct. 
1909, in Boston, Mass. 

Allen Danporth, A.M., sometime bursar 
of Harvard University, and its first 
comptroller, born 5 Jan. 1846, in Ply- 
mouth, Mass, died 18 July 1909, in 
Boston, Mass. 

Moses Grant Dantell, A.M, educator, 
editor, born 9 Sept. 1836, in Boston, 
Mass, died 18 Oct. 1909, in Roxbury, 

Charles Leroy Dean, manufacturer, for- 
mer mayor of Maiden, born 29 May 
1844, in Ashford, Conn, died 29 July 
1909, in Maiden, Mass. 

Col. Theodore Ayratjlt Dodge, U. S. A. 
(retired), LL.B, military historian, 
born 28 May 1842, in Pittsfield, Mass, 
died 26 Oct. 1909, in Versailles, France. 

Lieut. John Downrs, U. S. N. (retired), 
born 22 Jan. 1852, in Boston, Mass, 
died 7 July 1909, in Meredith, N. H. 

Judge Arthur Francis Eggleston, A.B, 
for many years state attorney for Hart- 
ford Co^ Conn, born 23 Oct. i844, in 
Enfield, Conn, died 30 Nov/1909, in 
Hartfprd, Conn. 

Col. Enoch Chandler Farrington, born 
in Fryeburg, Me, died 24 Oct. 1909, in 
Augusta, Me, aged 76. 

Thomas Hovey Gage, M.D, former pres- 
ident of Mass. Medical Society, born 
19 May 1826, in Waterford, Me, died 
17 Sept. 1909, in Worcester, Mass. 

Hon. Francis Almon Gaskill, LL.D, 
associate justice of Superior Court of 
Mass., born 3 Jan. 1846, in Blackstone, 
Mass, died 15 Julv 1909, in Yorkcliffs, 

Hon. Gorham Dower Gilman, merchant, 
sometime Hawaiian consul-general in 
New England, born 29 May 1822, in 
Hallowell. Me, died 3 Oct. 1909, in 
Newton, Mass. 

Sylvester Clark Gould, journalist, born 
1 Mar. 1840, in Weare, N. H, died 19 
July 1909, in Manchester, N. H. 

Hon. Richard Henry Hall, ex-mayor 
of Taunton, born 7 Nov. 1830, in Nor- 
ton, Mass, died 7 Sept. 1909, in Taun- 
ton, Mass. 

William Torrey Harris, A.M., Ph.D., 
LL.D, educator, philosopher, former 
U. S. Commissioner of Education, born 
10 Sept. 1835, in North Killingly, Conn, 
died 5 Nov. 1909, in Providence, R. I. 

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine, A.M, ed- 
itor, author, born 24 Apr. 1841, in Bos- 
ton, Mass, died 14 Sept. 1909, in At- 
lantic City, N. J. 

Rev. Williard Hall HiNKXiar, Sweden- 
borgian minister, born 1 Sept. 1831, in 
Baltimore, Md, died 29 Aug. 1909, in 
Dorchester, Mass. « 

Edgar Holden, A.M., Ph.D., M.D, born 
3 Nov. 1838, in Hingham, Mass, died in 
July 1909, in Chatham, N. Y. 

Rev. Henry Emerson Hovey, M.A, P. E. 
clergyman, born 23 Nov. 1844, in Low- 
ell, Mass, died 6 Aug. 1909, in Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 

John Welles Hunnewell, A.M., born 30 
May 1840, in Boston, Mass., died 4 July 
1909, in Paris, France. 

Edmund Soper Hunt, inventor, manufac- 
turer, born 19 July 1827, in Weymouth, 
Mass, died there 21 Aug. 1909. 

Rev. William Reed Huntington, D.D, 
LL.D, P. E. clergyman, born 20 Sept. 
1838, in Lowell, Mass, died 26 July 
1909, in Nahant, Mass. 

Capt. William H. Jelly, former presi- 
dent of Salem East India Marine Com- 
pany, born 12 Nov. 1820, in Salem, 
Mass, died there 18 Aug. 1909. 

Samuel William Johnson, M.A, profes- 
sor emeritus in Yale University, writer, 
born 3 July 1830, in Kingsboro, N. Y, 
died 21 July 1909, in New Haven, Conn. 

Rear- Adm. Benjamin Harrison Kidder, 
U. S. N. (retired), medical director, 
born 23 Jan. 1836, inEdgartown, Mass, 
died there 26 Oct. 1909. 

Rev. Arthur Lawrence, A.M, D.D, 
P. E. clergyman, born 22 Aug. 1842, in 
Brookline,'Mass, died 20 Sept. 1909, 
in Stockbridge, Mass. 

George Lincoln, genealogist, historian, 
born 23 Sept. 1822, in Hingham, Mass, 
died there 29 Sept. 1909. 

Thomas Bond Lindsay, A.M, Ph.D., pro- 
fessor in Boston University, born 28 
Apr. 1S53, in New York City, died 22 
July 1909, in Louisville, Ky 




Patrick Henry McCarren, politician, 
N. Y. state senator, born in 1849, in 
East Cambridge, Mass., died 23 Oct. 
1909, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Rev. Job Smith Mills, Ph.D., D.D., 
LL.D., bishop of the United Brethren 
Church, born 28 Feb. 1848, near Ply- 
mouth, Ohio, died 16 Sept. 1909, in 
Annville, Pa. 

Henry Mitchell, seal and die designer 
and engraver, born 16 Sept. 1837, in 
New York City, died 1 Aug. 1909, in 
Chelsea, Mass. 

Prop. John Morse Ordway, A.M., edu- 
cator, chemist, born 23 Apr. 1823, in 
Amesbury, Mass., died 4 July 1909, in 
Saugus, Mass. 

Hon. Charles Dana Palmer, A.M., ex- 
mayor of Lowell, of the state board of 
Arbitration, born 25 Dec. 1846, in 
Cambridge, Mass., died 25 Sept. 1909, 
in Lowell, Mass. 

Rev. Henry Johnson Patrick, A.M., 
D.D, Congregational minister, born 20 
Sept. 1827, in Warren, Mass, died 16 
July 1909, in Newtonville, Mass. 

Samuel Endicott Peabody, merchant, 
banker, born 19 Apr. 1825, in Salem, 
Mass., died there 30 Oct. 1909. 

Dexter Pratt, bridge engineer, born 22 
Apr. 1826, in Weymouth, Mass, died 
8 July 1909, in Melrose, Mass. 

Hon. Francis Henry Raymond, treasurer 
and manager of the Cambridge Electric 
Light Company, born 19 Feb. 1836, in 
Charlestown, Mass, died 12 Nov. 1909, 
in Somerville, Mass. 

John Phillips Reynolds, A.M, M.D, 
sometime professor in Harvard Medical 
School, born 20 Nov. 1825, in Boston, 
Mass, died there 10 Oct. 1909. 

Rev. Edward Huntttng Rudd, A.M, 
writer, Congregational minister, born 
17 June 1860, in Sag Harbor, L. I, died 
8 July 1909, in Dedham, Mass. 

Charles Stewart Smith, retired mer- 
chant, born 2 Mar. 1832, in Exeter, N. 
H., died 30 Nov. 1909, in New York 


Prof. Clement Lawrence Smith, A.M, 
LLJD, former dean of Harvard Uni- 
versity, born 13 Apr. 1844, in Upper 
Darby, Pa, died 1 July 1909, in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

William Dzxter Smith, journalist, music 
publisher, poet, bom 14 Nov. 1839, in 
Peabody. Mass, died 28 Nov. 1909, in 
Boston, Mass. 

William Sdceon Smith, A.M, former 
deputy insurance commissioner in 
Mass,' bom 30 Sept. 1837, in Soffield, 
Conn, died 3 Sept. 1909, in Roxbury, 

Prop. William Thayer Smith, A.M., 
M.D, dean of Dartmouth 'Medical 
School, bom 30 Mar. 1839, in New 
York City, died 17 Sept. 1909, in Han- 
over, N. H. 

Richard TT>tt, Stearns, Boston mer- 
chant, born 25 Dec. 1824, in Ashburn- 
ham, Mass, died 16 Aug. 1909, in Po- 
land Springs, Me. 

Robert Edwards Carter Stearns, 
Ph.D, biologist, bom 1 Feb. 1827, in 
Boston, Mass, died in Aug. 1909, in 
Los Angeles, CaL 

Geenvtixe Smith Stevens, A.M, M.D, 
a founder of the R. L Homoeopathic 
Society, bom 10 July 1829, in Rayu- 
ham, Mass, died 1*6 Sept. 1909, in 
Edgewood, R. I. 

Charles Russell Sturgis, A.B, LLJ3, 
lawyer, born 9 Apr. 1871, in Brookline, 
Mass, died 2 Oct. 1909, in Boston, 

Samuel Otis Ufham. county commission- 
er for Middlesex, born 21 Jan. 1824, in 
Sudbury, Mass, died 10 Nov. 1909, in 
Waltham, Mass. 

Rev. Seth Ward, D.D, M. E. bishop, 
born 15 Nov. 1858, in Leon Co, Tex., 
died 20 Sept. 1909, in Tokyo, Japan. 

Benjamin Rodman Weld, director in 
manufacturing companies and banks, 
bom 2 July 1842, in New Bedford, 
Mass, died 27 Nov. 1909, in Jamaica 
Plain^ Mass. 

Wltxiam "?*-jjcer Wesselhcept, M.D, 
bom 8 Oct. 1835, in Bath, Pa, died 
24 Aug. 1909, in York Harbor, Me. 

Gex. Eliphalet Whittlesey, A.M, 
D-D, LLJ)_ educator, secretary of 
Board of Indian Commissioners, born 
14 May 1821. in New Britain, Conn, 
diid30 Sept. 1^09, in Washington, D.C. 

Rev. John Lindsay Withrow, D-D, 
LLJ), born 26 Mar. 1S37, in Coates- 
v£Ie, Pa, died 24 Sept. 1909, in Bos- 
ton, Mass. 


Vol. 63, p. 206, 1. 36, for Worcester read West Brookfieid. 
Vol. 63, p. 207, 1. 47,7c.r Potter rea-i Porter. 
Vol. 63, p. 228, note, for Abbott'? nz-l Abba'.t's. 
Vol. 63, pp. 361, 362, 363,/or P. P.O. ~ad P.C.C. 






APRIL, 1910 


By Marquis Fayette Dickinson, A.M., of Brookline. Mass. 

By the death of George Sumner Mann, which occured at his home 
in Brookjine, October 27, 1909, the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society has lost one of its most loyal and useful members. 
He joined the Society February 2, 1881, and up to the date of his 
death was a constant attendant upon all meetings, and was always 
actively concerned in the administration and advancement of its 

He was a descendant in the seventh generation from that Richard 
Mann* who emigrated from England to Scituate, in Plymouth Col- 
ony, in the reign of -Charles I, shortly prior to 1644. His nearest 
neighbor on the south was John Hoar, later of Concord, Mass., an- 
cestor of the distinguished family of that name and town. The name 
of Richard Mann, planter, appears among the Conihassett Partners, 
so-called, who acquired lands in Scituate in 1646, of Timothy Hath- 
erly. Mr. Mann was a personage of note and much respected in 
the community. With thirty-one others, he took the oath of 
fidelity January 15, 1644. His farm was located on a beautiful 
elevation called Mann Hill, in the northeastern part of that town, 
overlooking a wide expanse of ocean. The succession in the male 
line is Richard,' Thomas, 2 Ensign,' Ensign, 4 Ensign,* William,' 
and George Sumner. 7 The paternal great-grandfather, Ensign 
Mann, Jr., born on Mann Hill in 1740, removed with his father to 
Boston early in life, and was graduated from Harvard College in 
1764. The College hall and library were burned during his col- 
legiate course, and he lost many books in the fire. He removed to 
Lancaster, where he was a teacher for three years, and finally went 
to Petersham, where he also followed the profession of teaching. 
He took a prominent part in the controversies preceding the Amer- 
ican Revolution, was an ardent patriot, and one of the Sons of Lib- 
erty. In 1773 he married Alice Whitney, daughter of Rev. Aaron 
Whitney, the minister of Petersham, and later in life bought a farm 

a Originally spelled Man. 



George Sumner Mann 


in the north part of the town where he was considerably employed 
in fitting young men for college „ He was usually spoken of as " Master 
Mann." His grandson William of Petersham was born July 25, 
1809, and married Abigail Cook, who was born in Guildhall- Ver- 
mont, later of New Salem, Massachusetts. When ten months old 
his father died, leaving him to the care of his mother, who married 
for her second husband one Sanderson. William was a speculator 
in real estate and cattle, who owned over a dozen farms within a 
radius of five miles of Petersham meeting-house, and in 1867 pur- 
chased the Capt. Joel Brooks Farm, where he resided for some 
years. He was a man of sound judgment and enjoyed the confi- 
dence of his fellow townsmen. In politics he wae^ Jeffersonian, as 
■were his eons, all being, firm believers in the sovereignty of the 

George Stunner 7 Mann, the subject of this sketch, was born just 
over the Peteisham line in New Salem, November 25, 1834. Sum- 
ner, the name by which he was commonly called, was given in 
honor of Bev. Joseph Sumner, D.D., of Shrewsbury, from which 
town his grandmother, Lydia Filmore, came. During his infancy 
his parents moved back to Petersham, where his youth was spent on 
his father's farm near the Athol line, now a part of the Harvard 
Forestry School. His education was obtained in the Bennett Hill 
district school up to his eighteenth year. Then he spent a year in 
Goodale Academy at Bernardston. His early training as a mer- 
chant began in 1853 at" the age of eighteen in the well known Theo- 
dore Jones store at Athol, and continued four years. Following 
this came a few months' service as clerk in the Erving post office. 

In 1858 he came to Boston, where, after a few months' work in 
a dry-goods store, he entered into partnership with others and pros- 
ecuted a very successful dry-goods business in Tremont Row, with 
branches in Hanover and Tremont Streets, under the successive 
names of Mann & Company, Barker, Mann & . Company, and 
George S. Mann & Company. In 1863 he formed a strong inti- 
macy with Justin Dewey of Great Barrington, then a law student in 
Boston, afterwards one of the justices of the Superior Court. Mr. 
Mann retired from mercantile business in 1878, devoting himself 
thereafter to the real estate business and care of trust estates. In 
these bines of effort he was very successful and accumulated a com- 

Early in life Mr. Mann became interested in historical and genea- 
logical studies, and after his retirement from commercial life found 
time to indulge these inclinations. He had great patience in collect- 
ing historical and biographical facts, which he turned to good ac- 
count in frequent communications to the Boston Transcript and 
other publications. His most important contribution was the 
r Mann Memorial," which appeared in 1884, and is a work of per- 

1910] George Sumner Mann '"% 105 

manent value. Besides his membership in this Society he belonged 
to the Brookline Historical Society, the Bostonian Society, Sons of 
the American Revolution, Bunker Hill Monument Association, Essex 
Institute, and Brookline Thursday Club. During the last two years 
of bis life he was secretary of the last named organization and devoted 
much time to its interests. He contributed several valuable papers 
at its meetings, notably one on Shay's Rebellion, and another on 
Early London Clubs. 

It is pleasant to note that Mr. Mann's will sets aside a fund of 
$2,000 for the benefit of this Society, one-half the income to be used 
for the publication of memorial biographies of deceased members, 
the other half for general objects; also that the sum of $5,000 is 
provided, one-quarter of the income of which is to be 6et apart for 
the purchase of historical works for the Petersham Memorial 
Library. A provision of an unusual nature appears in the creation 
of a fund of $20,000 to be called the " Mann Fund," which is even- 
tually to be given to the Washington and Lee University at Lexington, 
Virginia, for educational purposes, " in honor of the late General 
Robert E. Lee and others whose loyal adherence to the States' rights 
sustained them in the war between the States." 

Mr. Mann is survived by a widow, Susan Alzea Stone, to whom 
he was married March 26, 1865, daughter of Jeremiah and Esther 
(Wildes) Stone of Provincetown, by two daughters, Carrie Wildes, 
wife of William A. Spalding of Newton, and Miss Gertrude 
Whitney Mann, by a younger brother, Horace Mann of Petersham, 
and two sisters, Mary Sanderson Wilder, wife of Charles K. Wilder, 
and Miss Lydia A. Mann, both of Petersham. 

The minute presented by Anson M. Lyman, Esq., in the Brook- 
line Thursday Club, shortly after his death, well expresses the es- 
teem in which Mr. Mann was held by his associates, and may prop- 
erly close this 6ketch : " In the Brookline Thursday Club, of which 
he had been an honored active member for eight years and most 
constant in his attendance, all who met him must have been "im- 
pressed with the charm of his manner and his unfailing courtesy. 
He was a companion we loved and honored. Of recent years, par- 
ticularly during the time that he was our secretary, his love and 
thought was centred upon the welfare of the club. His reports as 
secretary were painstaking, discriminating, and often scintillating 
with flashes of wit and humor which added much to our enjoyment. 
We shall miss his genial presence and his kindly fellowship. " 


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116 Urann Family of New England [April 


By Chaeies Collter Whxttiee of Boston, Mass. 
[Concluded from page 17] 

16. Peter* Youbing or Urin (Peter* Franci$? WiUiam 1 ) was born at 
Gloucester, Mass., 16 June 1722. He had wife Rcth, and resided 
at Salem, N. H., where he died about 1760. His widow married 
secondly Rapha Hall. On 27 Mar. 1760 Ruth Urin, widow, gave a 
bond for £500 for the administration of the estate of her husband, 
Peter Urin of Salem, deceased, with Peter Merrill, blacksmith, and 
Isaac Clough, yeoman, all of Salem, as sureties. 
( Children, born at Salem, N. H. : ) 

i. Mary, 4 b. 19 Dec. 1753 ; she was living in 1777 at Salem, when she 

signed a deed with her brother Joseph. 
28. ii. Joseph, b. 19 Feb. 1756. 

iii. Peter, b. 19 Aug. 1757 ; served as private in Capt. John Nesmith's 

companv, Cols. Thornton's and Barfletfs regiments, mustered in 

11 July 1776. 

17. Daniel 5 Uris (John* Richard,* John, 2 WiUiam 1 ) was born at Row- 
ley, Mass., 10 Apr. 1750, and became a resident of Wilmont, N. H. 
He was " one of the Training Soldiers in Salisbury, N. H., drawn 
27 May 1776," also a private in Capt. Peter Kimball's company, 
Col- Thomas Stickney's regiment, and joined the Northern army at 
Bennington and Stillwater, being engaged 20 July, and discharged 
25 Sept., 1777. In the census of 1790 his family consisted of seven 
persons. On 25 Oct. 1821, with wife Sarah, he sold to his daugh- 
ter-in-law, Nancy Urann, 100 acres of land at Kearsarge Gore, 
N. H., she to provide him and his wife with maintenance during 
their natural life. His wife Sarah was born about 1745, and died 
at Wilmont 25 Feb. 1838, aged 93 years. He died there 20 Jan. 

i. Ltjella, 6 b. abt. 1773; d. at Gflmanton, N. H., after 1850. Accord- 
ing to the N. H. Census of 1850 she was living with her daughter 
Mrs. Tucker at Andover, N. EL, aged 77 yrs. John Keniston, 
whom she m." abt. 1790, was of Gilmanton, where he d. when the 
children were young. The family returned to Andover and Wil- 
mont. Children: 1. Samuel, d. at Plattsburgh- Eng., abt. 1824; 
m. Sally Moody, dau. of John and Nancy (Urin), who d. at 
Wilmont 14 Apr. 1886. 2. Francis, d. abt. 1874; soldier in the 

Civil War; m. (1) Babbitt; m. (2) Mary Cole, dau. of John, 

b. at HilL N. H., in 1823, d. at Andover 4 Dec 1903. 3. John, 
b. in 1802 ; d. at Wilmont Nov. 1888 ; m. abt. 1828, SaUy (Moody) 
Keniston- widow of his brother Samuel. 4. Elizabeth, b. in 1816 ; 
d. at Andover ; m. (1) Durgin ; m. (2) Jacob Tucker. 5. 


ii. Nancy, b. abt. 1776; d. at Wilmont in 1816; m. at Andover 2 May 
1793, John Moody, who d. at Wilmont 17 Dec. 1833. Children: 

♦The record of Daniel TJrin and his descendants was kindly furnished by Mrs. 
Marcia F. Hilton of East Andover, N. H., from the diary of Jonathan Bean, an early 
resident of Wilmont, N. H. 

1910] Urann Family of New England 117 

1. Sally ', b. in 1797; m. Samuel Keniston. 2. John, m. Betsey 
Kinsman; resided at Mechanicsburg, Ohio. 3. James, b. in 1800; 
d. at Andover 19 Nov. 1888; m. (1) Mrs. Phebe Cass; m. (2) Mrs. 
"Woodward. 4. Mehitable, d. num. 5. Daniel, d. at Lowell, Mass. 
6. Samuel, b. in 1805 ; d. at Andover 28 Mar. 1862 ; m. Cyrena 
Durgin. 7. Betsey, m. Jacob Morey, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Durgin). 8. Polly, b. 3 July 1811 ; d. at Wilmont 13 May 1891; 
m. 11 July 1830, John Durgin, son of John and Elizabeth (Eowe) . 

9. Moses, m. Eliza Marston, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth 
(Messer), b. at Sutton, N. H., 19 Apr. 1817, d. there 13 Aug. 1888. 

10. Nancy, m. Jefferson Parker of Amherst, N. H. 11. Darius, 
d. in Ohio. 

iii. Sarah, b. abt. 1779; d. at Andover 1 May 1846; m. Benjamin 
Chxey, son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Dodge), b. abt. 1773, d. at 
Andover 3 Mar. 1812. Children, b. at Andover, N. H. : 1. Sally, 
b. in 1800; m. Jonathan Morey of Wilmont. 2. Moses T.,b. in 
1802 ; d. 2 June 1838 ; m. Drusilla Woodward, dau. of Capt. Joseph 
G. and Polly (Dole) ; she m. (2) 24 Sept. 1839, Macaijah Morgan, 
son of John and Phebe (Messer), b. at New London, N. H., 23 
June 1809, and d. there 21 July 1891. 3. Aaron, b. 6 May 1804 ; 
d. at Andover 21 Feb. 1887; m. (1) 25 Nov. 1826, Sally Carr; 
m. (2) 10 Nov. 1844, Susan Howard. 4. John M., b. in 1807 ; d. at 
Louisville, Ky., in 1835. 5. Mary, b. in 1809; d. 24 Dec. 1816. 

6. James W., b. 2 May 1811 ; d. at Mechanicsburg, Ohio, in 1839. 

7. Mehitable, b. in 1812 ; m. 27 Nov. 1833, Col. Joseph B. Carr. 
iv. MEHrrABLE, b. abt. 1780; d. at Andover 3 Nov. 1852; m. 11 May 

1802, Edmund H. Celley, son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Dodge), 
b. in 1774, d. at Andover 18 Aug. 1834. Children, b. at Andover, 
N. H. : 1. Sally, b. 11 Sept. 1803 ; d. 31 May 1828. 2. James, 
b. 28 Feb. 1806; m. (1) Betsey Carr of Wilmont; m. (2) 9 July 
1837, Theodate Kowe. 3. Reuben, b. 17 Apr. 1808 ; d. 6 Apr. 1815. 
4. Edmund, b. 19 June 1811 ; d. 20 Nov. 1816. 5. Benjamin, b. 25 
June 1813; m. (1) 31 Dec. 1835, Sally Brown, who d. 9 Jan. 1842; 
m. (2) 7 Oct. 1845, Mary Brown. 6. Reuben, b. 22 Apr. 1816; 
d. 31 Oct. 1820. 7. Joel, b. 9 June 1819 ; m. 30 July 1840, Elizabeth 
Cilley. 8. Silas M., b. 14 Mar. 1822; d. 7 Oct. 1848. 
v. James, b. abt. 1782 ; d. at Wilmont 29 Jan. 1822 ; m. at Wilmont, 
22 Aug. 1806, Nancy Flanders. She m. (2) as his second wife, 
17 July 1832, Bradley Mitchell, and d. at Wilmont 22 June 1841. 
James Urann's will, dated 25 Oct. 1821, and probated 28 Feb. 1822, 
gave his entire estate to wife Nancy. No issue. 

18. James 5 Urann (John,* Richard,* John, 2 William, 1 ) was born at Row- 
ley, Mass., 9 Nov. 1757. According to his pension he removed to 
Boscawen, N. H., in 1785, where his father deeded him a number 
of lots of land. He signed a petition for Representative for Boscawen 
2 Mar. 1784. In the census of 1790 his family consisted of six 
persons. He served as private in the Revolution, and was granted 
a pension 19 Jan. 1833. 

He married Mary Corser, daughter of William and Anne 
(Carter), born at Boscawen, N. H., 4 Aug. 1759, died there 14 
Apr. 1834. He died in the same place 18 (another record says 23) 
Nov. 1845. 

Children, born at Boscawen : 

i. William, 6 b. in 1776 ; d. at Boscawen 24 Sept. 1826. 

ii. Hannah, b. 4 Dec. 1779. 

iii. Samuel, b. 16 July 1781 ; d. at Boscawen 22 June 1828 ; m. at Bos- 
cawen, 14 Sept. 1808, Huldah Dearborn. 

iv. Polly, b. in 1784 ; d. at Boscawen 8 Apr. 1818. 

v. Anna, b. 16 Jan. 1787. 

vi. Molly, b. 13 June 1789. 


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29. iii. 



19. John' Urann {John,* James* John,' William 1 ) was born about 1767. 
He lived at Sullivan, Me., in that part of the town now called So- 
rento, and carried on the business of tanner. On 22 Jan. 1795 he 
sold Paul Urann one-half of the farm which he purchased of his 
father John Urin, " with the privilege of brook to set Tan Vats, 
Bark House and other buildings,, for carrying on the Tannery 
business." A deed given by John Urann in 1798 was witnessed by 
Hannah Millens. Josiah Simpson sold John Urann, Jr., 100 acres 
of land adjoining that of Paul Urann by deed dated 18 Apr. 1804. 
This is the last deed given in which he is called junior. He later 
built a saw-mill, and engaged extensively in the lumber business. 

He married Hannah Millens. born about 1772, died at Sulli- 
van, Me., 2 Sept. 1848. He died there 15 June 1833. 

Children : 

James,* lost at sea. 

George, m. and settled at Alliance, Ohio, where he d. abt. 1857. 

Children: 1. Noah. 1 2. John. Z.Mary. 4. Hannah. 5. Eliza, 
John Millens, b. 1802. 
Elbrtdge, m. at Ellsworth, Me., Mebct Beale. Children: 1. 

Martha, 7 m. Henry Walker. 2. Edgar, d. at St. Joseph, Mo. 3. 

Mary, resides at St. Joseph, Mo. 
Joan, m. Sylvanus Gibrs 

Mart, m. (int. rec. at Trenton, Me., 28 Nov. 1821) Allen Hopkins. 
viL Eliza, m. Nathan Sargent. 

20. Thomas 6 Urann (John * James* John, 1 WUKam 1 ) resided at Franklin, 
Me., his father having given him 100 acres of land at Indian's 
Point on the north side of the bay by deed of 8 June 1793. On 
4 May 1815 Alexander Baring and others, trustees of the estate of 
William Bingham, late of Philadelphia, Pa., for $10.00 sold Thomas 
Urann 100 acres of land at Hog Bay in township No. 9, being the 
right of John Urann, who was a settler before 1784. Samuel Phil- 
lips, Leonard Jarvis, and John Read, Commissioners of Massachu- 
setts, sold William Bingham one parcel of land in Hancock Co., 
containing 61,872 acres, deed dated 26 Jan. 1793. Perhaps it was to 
satisfy the claim of the Bingham heirs that a deed was given Thomas 
Urann by the trustees. On 14 Mar. 1828 he sold land in Franklin 
at Flagg Bay to his son Thomas Urann, Jr. By deed of 24 May 
1837 he sold his homestead at Franklin to his son Thomas. 

He married Nancy Davis, who was born at Providence, R. L 
The date of his death is given by some of the family as 1825, but it 
must have occurred after 1837, when he gave the deed referred to 

Children, born at Franklin : 

30. L Thomas. 6 

Phebe, m. Samuel Gordon. 

Betsey, m. John Gordon. 

Ltjctnda B., d. 25 Feb. 1849 ; m. 15 Sept. 1838, Freeman Woobster, 
son of "William and Sallv (Moored, b. at Hancock, Me., 3 Feb. 
1814, d. at Franklin 16 July 1844.' Children : 1. Georgetta. b. 8 
Dec. 1839 ; d. 22 Feb. 1841. 2. Alphens, b. 10 Nov. 1841. 3. Lau- 
retta, b. 1 Jan. 1844. 

Sabba, m. Hibam Young. 

Abmilla, m. Abthub Fbench. 

Nancy, b. 10 Oct. 1S0--5: d. at Franklin 29 Mar. 1900; m. Lewes 
viii. Mabia, m. Theodore Bunker. 







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ix. Harriet, b. abt. 1809 ; m. (1) abt. 1827, Eliphalet Pettingill, son 
of Eiiphalet and Jane (Bragdon) ; m. (2) James Blaisdell. Chil- 
dren, b. in Franklin: 1. Matilda. 2. Henrietta. 3. Elizabeth. 
4. George W. 5. Curtis E. 6. Edwin C. 

21. Paul 6 Urann (John* James* John, 2 William 1 ) was born about 1778. 
He was one of the early settlers of Sullivan, Me., and in deeds 
is called yeoman. For a number of years he was engaged in the 
lumber business. The Selectmen of Sullivan, by resolve of 8 Mar. 
1804, for $5.00 sold Paul Urann of Sullivan all the right, title, and 

i interest which the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had in a tract 

of land in Sullivan, being lot No. 61, situated oh a cove of Taunton 
River, containing 100 acres, deed dated 14 Sept. 1804. His will was 
dated 27 Aug. 1855, and mentions wife Mary, son Samuel, and 

i grandchildren Jane Hill, Joseph H, Benjamin F., Samuel L., 

Charles E-. Mary L., and Georgianna Urann. 
He married (intention record at Sullivan, 22 Oct. 1798) Mart 

Welch, daughter of and (Ingalls). 

Child, born at Sullivan : 

31. i. Samuel, 6 b. about 1800. 

22. Reuben 5 Touring ( George* Joseph? John? William 1 ) resided at Ep- 
som, N. H-, where he sold all his right and title to lot No. 1 1 1 by 
deed of 23 Mar. 1799. On 15 Feb. 1802 he sold part of lot No. 
89 at Epsom. He probably removed to Vermont. 

Children : 

i. Solomon*. 

ii. Samuel, d. at Barton, Vt. 

iiL Sally, d. at Randolph, Vt. 

23. Joseph 5 Yuran (George,* Joseph? John? William 1 ) was born at 
Greenland, N. H., 28 July 1769, and became a resident of Tun- 
bridge, Vt. He married first at Deerfield, N. H., 13 Nov. 1794, 
Lucr Shepherd, born 15 Aug. 1769, died at Tunbridge 9 May 
1815 ; and secondly at Tunbridge, 21 Apr. (town record ; family 
record says 18) 1816, as her second husband, Sally (Hutchin- 
son) Wright, born Mar. 1776. She married first at Brookline, 
N. H., 14 May 1809, Josiah Wright, Jr., and d. at Tunbridge 18 
Dec. 1862. Joseph Yuran died there 22 May 1862. 

Children, born at Tunbridge : 

32. i. George,* b. 13 Oct. 1795. 

33. ii. Solomon, b. 10 Feb. 1798. 
iiL Betsey M., b. 1 Jan. 1800 ; d. 12 June 1839 ; m. 8 Feb. 1826, Harry 

Smith, son of Jesse and Hannah, b. 1 Apr. 1799, d. 20 Feb. 1872. 
They resided in St. Lawrence Co., N. T., where their children were 
born and the parents died. Children: 1. Charles C, b. 13 Feb. 
1827 ; d. 14 Feb. 1870 ; m. 5 July 1855, Mary H. Blowers. 2. Hor- 
ace B.. b. 24 Aug. 1828; d. 10 June 1904; m. 20 Sept. 1854, Emily 
Griswold; had the following children: Charles W., Frank J., 
Harry C, Horace B., Emma F-, Bert., Grace G. 3. Lucy E., b. 7 
Apr. 1S30 ; d. 4 Apr. 1842. 4. Betsey M., b. 7 May 1832 ; d. 8 May 
1832. 5. James B., b. 5 Sept. 1833; d. 4 Apr. 1842. 6. Jason, b. 
27 Julv 1835 ; d. 23 Mar. 1881 ; m. 23 Nov. 1858, Lucretia Segnor. 
7. William X., b. 13 Oct. 1838 ; m. 27 July 1862, Marion J. Nichols, 
iv. Harriet, b. 14 Jan. 1802; d. unm. 
t. John, b. 1 Dec. 1803 ; d. at Exeter, N. H., 31 Aug. 1884. He resided 
for a number of years at North Hampton, N. H., and on Oct. 8, 

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120' Urann Family of New England [April 

I860 sold his homestead there to Charles E. Seavey. He m. (1) 
at North Hampton, 15 Nov. 1832, Lauranda Chapman, dan. of 
Samuel and Mercy (Taylor), b. there 20 June 1809, d. there 23 June 
1860 ; m. (2) at Concord, N. H., 10 June 1864, as her second hus- 
band, Mrs. Ecth Eastman, b; in 1801 ; m. (3) at Loudon, N. ff., 
15 Nov. 1878, Mart Emerson, who survived him. 

vi. William N, b. 9 Dec. 1807 ; d. unm. in Kentucky in 1837 or 1838. 

vii. Lucy, b. 14 Dec. 1808; d. 12 Dec. 1864; m. at Tunbridge, 22 Apr. 
1834, Ztba Andrus, b. at Chelsea, Vt., 1'9 Apr. 1808, d. there 11 
July 1888. Children : 1. Marcia E., b. at Tunbridge 26 June 1835 ; 
d. 10 Mar. 1899 ; m. 12 Jan. 1864, Hiram P. Cotton. 2. Mary E., 
b. at Tunbridge 29 Mar. 1838 ; m. Moses E. Bradbury of Clare- 
mont, N. H. 3. John, b. at Chelsea, Vt., 6 May 1841; m. S. A. 
Bacon. 4. George, b. at Chelsea, Vt., 29 Nov. 184* ; m. H. A. 

viii. Sally. 

24. Joseph 6 Urann ( Thomas,* Joseph* Francis, 2 William})*was born at 
Boston 11 June 1753. He was a shipjoiner at Barrett's Wharf, with 
a house in Ann Street. His wife Hannah owned the covenant at the 
Second Church 9 Nov. 1777, and was admitted to full communion 23 
Apr. 1780. Their children were baptized in that church. In July 
1792, with his wife and other descendants, he sold his- interest in the 
estate in Prince Street, Boston, of Jonas Clark, deceased. In 1799 
the widow sold her interest in the estate in Portland, Me., of her - 
father, Joshua Enimes, stonecutter, late of Boston. 

He married at Boston, 28 July 1776, at the Second Baptist 
Church, Hannah Emmes, daughter of Joshua and Margaret (Clarke), 
baptized at the New North Church, Boston, 2 Feb. 1755. He died 
, at Boston 5 Sept. 1794. She married secondly at Boston, 13 May 
1810, William Crabtree, who died there 23 Aug. 1820. She died 
there 23 July 1829, having resided at Charlestown just previous to 
her death. 

Children, born at Boston : 

I. MARY, 6 bapt. 14 Dec. 1777 ;.d. at Brewer, Me., 15 Aug. 1856 ; m. (1) at 
Boston, 16 Feb. 1795, John Spbnckr, who d. at Bangor, Me., 6 Oct. 
1816; m. (2) (int. rec. at Orono, Me., 4 (another record says 14) 
Apr. 1818), as his second wife, David King,* b. 3 Mar. 1769, 
,d. at Bangor 30 Dec. 1846. Children: 1. Bebecca, m. (int. rec. 
-15 Apr. 1820) Eber King, son of David and Mehitable (Crockett), 
b. 14 May 1798 ; had the following children : Nancy, Sarah, Eber, 
Pelatiah, Mary, Charles, Joseph, and others who d. young. 2. Sa- 
rah, m. Zenas Drinkwater, son of Zenas and Cynthia (Pendleton) ; 
children : Jefferson, Jackson, Zenas, Seth, Cynthia. 3. Samuel, m. 
Charlotte Brown ; children : Louise, Mary Ann. 4. Robert, b.abt. 
1800, drowned in the Penobscot Kiver abt. 182-7: m. (int. rec. at 
Bangor 4 July 1822) Effie Drinkwater, dau. of Zenas and Cynthia 
(Pendleton) ; she m. (2) at Bangor, abt. 1830, Simeon Hall, and d. 
at Brewer, Me., 5 Feb. 1884; children: Kobert, Charlotte, Delilah. 
6. Sally Ann, b. 29 May 1802 ; m. (int. rec. at Bangor 30 Mar. 
1822) William Thomas of Bangor. 6. Pelatiah. b. 17 June 1804; 
m. (int. rec. at Bangor 13 Mar. 1824) Margaret Brown. 7. John, 
m. Elizabeth Gragg; went to California. 8. Man/, b. at Bangor 
abt. 1806; d. 13 Oct. 1846; m. 24 June 1824, David Ring, son of 
David and Mehitable (Crockett), b. 7 Apr. 1801 ; he m. (2) 2 Dec. 
1852, Elizabeth A. Aldrich, b. at Sheffield, Mass., 28 July 1830; 

♦David Ring m. (1) Mehitable Crockett, dau. of John and Mary (Starbird). born 26 
Aug. 1769. Children: 1. Eber, b. 14 May 1798; m. Rebecca Spencer. 2. Rufus, b. 14 
Feb. 1800. 3. David, b. at Sumner, Me., 7 Apr. 1801; m. Mary Spencer. 4. Eliphaz, 
b. 5 June 1803. 5. Samuel, b. 16 June 1806. 6. Calista, b. 22 Jan. 1805. Another re- 
cord adds 7. Reuben. 8. Mary. 9. Sarah. 


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children: Mary Elizabeth. Phebe Ann. David Thompson, Charles, 
Seth Eber, Ellen, Maria Caroline, Emily Jane, George Wallace, 
Julia Betsey, Antoinette, Jesse Howe, Minna. 9. Eliza, m. Alvin 
Farress. 10. Buth, m. Seth Emery. 11. Xancy, b. in Bangor 25 
Feb. 1816; m. James G. Swett: children: James Edwin, George, 
. Ella, Mary. # 

ii. Sarah Dunton, bapt. 15 Ang. 1779. 

iii. Nancy Clough, bapt. 20 Jan. 17&2. 

34. iv. Joseph, bapt. 22 Jan. 1786. 
v. Nathaniel Cutting, bapt. 7 Oct. 1787 ; resided in Boston as late as 

vi. Susan, b. abt. 1797 ; d. at Boston 24 Dec. 1867 ; m. at Wrentham, 
Mass., in 1820, Stephen Simmons, son of Benjamin and Hannah, b. 
at Dorchester, Mass., in 1795. d. at Boston 10 Oct. 1869. Children : 
1. Dexter M., b. in 1829. 2. Juliet, b. in 1833. 3. Joanna, b. in 

25. Richard 6 TJrann ( Thomas* Joseph.* Francis,- William 1 ) was born at 
Boston 16 Dec. 1757. He was a fifer in Capt. Edward Burbeck's 
company, Col. Gridley's regiment of artillery, and served from 17 

May to 1 Aug. 1775. He received an order for a coat at Cambridge 
22 Dec. 1775. His children were baptized at the New North 

He married first at Boston, 11 Apr. 1779, Jang Gardiner ; and 
secondly at Boston, 15 July 1781, Hannah Ward. He died there 
Aug. 1785. 

Children, born at Boston : 

i. Eebecca Snelling, 6 bapt. 3 Feb. 1782; d. at Keene, N. H., 3 Aug. 
. 1860 ; m. Nathaniel Dana, son of Rev. Josiah and Mercy (Bridg- 
ham), b. at Barre, Mass., 18 Jan. 1780, d. at Keene 3 Aug. 1841. 
He was cashier of the Cheshire National Bank at Keene for a num- 
ber of years. 

35. ii. Richard, bapt. 23 Nov. 1783. 
iii. Sarah, bapt. 25 Dec. 1785. 

26. Thomas Gardiner 6 Urann (Thomas,* Joseph* Francis? William*) 
was born at Boston 1 May 1762. He was a shipjoiner and resided in 
Middle (now Hanover) Street. He served in the Revolution in the 
regiment with his father, being at that time but fifteen years of age. 
His name as given in the early records was Thomas, and the middle 
name of Gardiner seems to have been added later. On 7 Sept. 
1804 he sold all his interest in the estate of his grandfather Joseph 
Urann, also all the real estate which was deeded him by his uncle 
William Gardiner of Boston, deceased. Enoch Lyon, his son-in- 

law, petitioned for administration on his estate 8 Feb. 1819. 

He married at Boston, 28 Aug. 1785, Naxci Fisher, born about 
1764, died there 5 Feb. 1827. He died there 12 Jan. 1819. 

Children, born at Boston : 

i. Jane 6 , b. abt. 1783 ; d. at Boston 1 Sept. 1358, at which time she 
was a widow; m. (1) at Boston, 21 Sept. 1800, Hen-ry Wilson of 
New Jersey ; m. (2) at Boston. 3 Apr. 1804, AmjlSa Burgess, b. 
in England; m. (3) Henry Mitchell: in. (4) at Boston, 27 Oct. 
1836, John W. Robinson. All her husbands were sea-faring 
men. Child by first husband : 1. Xancy. b. abt. 1801; d. at Bos- 
ton 16 June 1860; m. (1) there. 24 Dec. 1S26, Ebenezer Alexauder, 
son of Ebenezer and Rhoda (Scott), b. at Montague, Mass.. 14 
Sept. 1802, d. at Boston 7 Feb. 1835: m. (2) there. 7 June 1S39, 
Nathaniel Howland Whitaker. son of Asa and Sarah (Howland), 
b. at Boston 25 Apr. 1790, d. there 30 Aus. 1849 ; children, b. at 



Urann Family of New England 


Boston : Whitaker Howland, "Willard Scott, Ebenezer, Alexander 
Howland. Children by second husband : 2. Sarah J., b. in 1818, d. 
at Boston 3 Jan. 1866, m. Thomas Dyer, son of Thomas and Ruth 
(Collins), b. at Truro, Mass., Dec. 1814; he m. (2) Martha Ann 
Rich; children, b. at Truro: Jonathan Collins, Josiah Thomas, 
John Lee, Samuel, Nancy, Clara M. 3. Nancy. 4. Josiah. 5. Amasa. 
Child by third husband: 6. Mary Alden, b. 22 Aug. 1823; d. at 
Hyde Park, Mass., 5 July 1898 ; m. at Boston, 12 Mar. 1845, Timo- 
thy Bartholomew Browne, son of John and Amelia (Bartholo- 
mew), b. at Lyme, N. H., 23 Apr. 1819, d. at Boston 9 May 1885 ; 
children: Mary Ellen, Edwin Mitchell, George Henry, Emma 
Alice, James Carter. 

ii. Thomas, lost at sea. 

iii. Joseph, lost at sea. 

iv. Nancy Fisher, b. abt. 1793; d. at Boston 1 Apr. 1874, aged 81 yrs. 
[sic~\ ; m. (1) at Boston, 14 Sept. 1803 (town record), Enoch Lyon 
of Newport, R. I. ; m. (2) at Lowell, Mass., abt. 1827, Samcel 
H. Mead, son of Stephen and Abigail, b. at Waltham, Mass., 24 
Sept. 1796, d. at Winchester, Mass., 26 July 1864. Children by 
first husband : 1. Patience, b. in 1813 ; d. at Boston 23 Dec. 1818. 

2. Sarah Ann, b. in 1814 ; m. Rugg. 3. Thomas \V., b. in 

1820. Child by second husband : 4. Samuel H., b. in 1830. 

v. Maky, b. abt. 1794 ; d. at Boston 15 May 1813. 

vi. Sarah Healy, b. Oct. 1799 ; d. at Boston 30 Apr. 1878 ; m. there 17 
March 1835, Abijah B. Carpenter, son of Charles and Lucy (Dar- 
ling), b. in Vt., in 1809, d. at Boston 11 Oct. 1848. Children, born 
at Boston: 1. George S., b. 22 Sept. 1837. 2. Eliza C, b. 10 Apr.~ 
1839 ; m. at Boston, 6 Mar. 1861, Joseph B. Clark, son of Robert 
and Rebecca (Major), b. at Boston in 1838, and had Joseph. 

27. John 6 Urann ( Thomas,* Joseph,* Fra?icis, 2 William 1 ) was born at 
Boston 16 Jan. 1769. In the census of 1790 he is mentioned as 
living in one of the outwards of New York City. The family con- 
sisted of himself, wife, and one son, who was a minor. Shortly 
before 1800 the family removed to Troy, N. Y. In the War of 1812 
he served as a corporal in Capt. Oliver Lyons's company. 

He married first, 3 Feb. 1789, Catherine Low, born 15 Jan. 
1769, died at Troy 22 July 1831 ; and secondly, 31 Oct. 1831, Hope 
Keeling, who died at West Troy (now Watervliet), N. Y., about 
1869. He died at Troy 7 Sept. 1842. 

Children : 

i. Thomas, 6 b. 28 Oct. 1789 ; probably d. young. 
36. ii. John, b. at Harlem Heights, N. Y., 29 June 1791. 
iii. Mary, b. 3 Mar. 1793 j d. 10 Mar. 1793. . 
iv. Charles Hallet, b. 1 May, 1794; d. 29 Apr. 1795. 
v. Charles Lahatt, b. 23 Apr. 1796; d. at Adams, Mass., 25 Mar. 

1872 ; m. Cerah W. , dau. of Charles, b. at Bennington, 

Vt., in June 1809, d. at Adams 1 Mar. 1872. Children : 1. Charles.* 

2. Matilda. 
vi. Charlotte, b. Trov, N. Y., 30 Mar. 1798 ; d. at Troy 6 May 1799. 
vii. Amos Salisbury, b. Troy 28 Jan. 1800 ; d. there 30 Nov. 1800. 
viii. Catherine, b. Troy 21 Oct. 1801 ; probably d. young. 
ix. Mary Salisbury, b. Troy 4 Oct. 1803 ; d. 25 June 1834 ; m. Charles 

x. Dexter, b. Troy 24 Nov. 1805 ; d. there 11 Jan. 1807. 
xi. Hannah, b. Troy 17 Aug. 1809; d. there 23 Sept. 1838; m. Charles 


28. Joseph 6 Youring (Peter,* Peter, 9 Francis,* William 1 ) was born at 
Salem, N. H., 19 Feb. 1756. On 13 Apr. 1777 at which time he 
was residing at Bradford, Mass., he sold Moody Morse of Salem 39 
acres of land in Salem, his sister Mary Youring of Salem joining in 


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the deed. He served in the Revolution from Topsfield, Mass., as 
private in Capt. Robert Dodge's company. Col. Daniel Johnson's 
regiment, from 15 Aug. to 14 Dec. 1777; also in Capt. Oliver 
Titcomb's company, Col. Jacob Gerrish's regiment, from 3 Feb. to 
2 Apr. 1778, which was raised to guard General Burgoyne's army 
after the surrender. 

He settled at Sutton, N. H., where he had a grant of land. He 
afterwards removed to "Warner, N. H.. where he and his wife died. 
The census of 1790 gives him as residing at Sutton, and his family 
consisted of six people. The family changed the spelling of the 
name to Ewins. 

He married, 24 Apr. 1778, Olive Kimball, and was living at 
"Warner, N. H., in 1850, aged 96. 

Children, born at Sutton : 

i. Peter Kimball, 6 b. 30 July 1780: d. at Worcester, Mass., 22 Aug. 
1854; had wife Euth. Children: 1. Kimball, 7 d. in Mass. 2. 

Itutk, m. Howe of Worcester. 3. Ralph. 4. Nelson, m. 

Olivia Martin of Vermont ; was killed in the Civil War. 

4 ii. Jonathan, b. 28 Sept. 1785; d. at Weedsport, N. Y., 18 July 1858; 
m. at Newbury, N. H., 19 June 1806, as her second husband, Jennie 
(McM asters) Little, dau. of William and Sarah (Smith), b. at 
Francestown, N. H., 16 Apr. 1777. She had m. (1) 26 Mar. 1795, 
Thomas Littie, son of Bond and Ruth (Atwood), b. in Sutton, 
N. H., 16 Sept. 1768, d. at Newbury 11 Aug. 1803. Children: 
1 . Jonathan,' 1 b. Newbury 24 Oct. 1806 ; d. at Warner, N. H. , 15 Nov. 
1867; m. 1 May 1830, Mary J. Ingalls, dau. of John and Susan 
(Cheney) of Warner, N. H., b. in 1812; children: Herbert, b. 
30 Dec. 1830, d. 3 July 1832, Louisa J., b. 17 Mar. 1834, John Her- 
bert, b. 22 Oct. 1838, George W., b. 1 Apr. 1840, Alice A., b. 16 
Jan. 1848. 2. Mary, b. 28 Oct. 1808 ; m. George Holland of Weeds- 
port, N. Y. 3. Elizabeth, b. 24 Dec. 1810; m. John St. John of 
Illinois. 4. Joseph, b. 24 Dec. 1810; d. 15 Dec. 1886; m. Adeline 
Hess. 5. Madison, b. 12 Feb. 1812. 6. Jennie, b. 5 Apr. 1815. 
7. Alice, b. 3 Oct. 1817; d. 18 June 1840; m. Cyrenus A. Norris. 

iiL Molly, b. 12 Apr. 1787 ; d. at Hopfemton, N. H. ; m. as his second 
wife, Ezra Jones, son of Ezra and Elizabeth (Bailey) . He had 
m. (1) 16 Nov. 1794, Both Page, b. 6 May 1774, and supposed to 
have been a half sister to Molly Youring. Ezra Jones resided at 
Hopkinlon, where he d. 

iv. Israel, b. 23 Jan. 1792; d. at Bradford, N. H., 11 Sept. 1865; m. 
Deborah Lowe of Antrim, N. H.. b. in 1793. In the N. H. census 
of 1850 his residence is given as Warner. 

v. Sally, b. 13 Nov. 1795; lived with her brother Israel at Warner, 
N. H., where she d. unm. in Oct. 1835. 

29. John Mii.lens 6 Urann (JoAn, s John* James, 9 John* William 1 ) was 
born at Sullivan, Me., about 1802. 

He married at Sullivan, 10 Jan. 1829, Thankful Libbt, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Bathsheba (Gibbs), born at Gouldsboro, Me., 17 
Dec. 1801, died at Sullivan 15 Aug. 1871. He died there 10 Jan. 

Children, born at Sullivan : 

i. James Williams, 7 b. 15 May 1831; ra. at Sullivan, 9 Sept. 1860, 
Elizabeth Rachel White, dau. of Nathan Johnson and Tirzah 
(Johnson), b. at Sullivan 17 Apr. 1837. d. there 3 Nov. 1887. Chil- 
dren; 1. Olive Jennette 5 . 2. Louis Jim es. 3. Warren Augustus 
Seed. 4. Charles Bertram. 5. Lillian Florence. 6. Annie May. 
7. Charles William. 

ii. John Millens, b. 10 Oct. 1834 ; d. at Sullivan 13 Mar. 1905 ; m. there, 
21 Sept. 1871, Louisa Bean, dau. of John and Nancy (Sargent), 


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b. at Sullivan 3 Jan. 1837. 

Joseph Libby, b. 29 Mar. 1837 ; d. at Sullivan 10 Apr. 1900 ; m. there, 
22 Nov. 1861, Statika Ann Blaisdell, dau. of Enoch and Eliza 
(Dyer), b. at Franklin, Me., 17 Nov. 1841. Children: 1. Hattie 
Begena*. 2. Harry Harvey. 3. Fred Libby. 4. Addie Abbie. 5. 
Bertha Thankful. 6. Josie Lillian. 7. Georgia Blaisdell. 8. Ethel 

Henry Clifton, b. 22 May 1840 ; d. at Franklin 24 Oct. 1900 ; m. 
Alphonsine C. Dunn, dau. of Edward and Eliza (Blaisdell), b. at 
Franklin Oct. 1842. She m. (2) George W. Madison, and d. at 
Franklin 14 Mar. 1906. 

Marcus Morton, b. 22 Mar. 1843; m. at Sullivan, 11 Mar. 1865, 
Chestina Elizabeth Blaisdell, dau. of Eben and Caroline Eliza- 
beth (Dunn), b. at Franklin 24 Apr. 1847. Children, b. at Sullivan, 
Me. : 1. Marcus Libby*. 2. Grace Maud. 3. Lydia Emery. 4. 
Mina Bessie. 5. Carl Blaisdell. 

30. Thomas 6 Urann ( Thomas, 6 John, 4 James, 9 John, 2 William 1 ) was born 

at Franklin, Me. He married Martha Johnson, who died at 
Franklin 15 May 1886. He died there 10 Feb. 1836. 
Children, born at Franklin : 

Ellen, 7 m. William Springer. 

Sophbonia, b. 2). Aug. 1831 ; d. at Franklin 17 June 1885; m. (1) at 
Franklin, in 1848, Charles Kimball Goodwin, son of Stephen, 
b. at Surry, Me., and d. at Franklin Apr. 1871 ; m. (2) as his second 
wife, James E. Habtwell, son of Benjamin and Mary (Steward), 
b. at Canaan, Me., 18 July 1818, d. at Franklin. He had m. (1) 
7 Nov. 1851, Dorcas P. Martin of Sullivan, who was b. 14 Feb. 
1835, and d. 9 Mar. 1872. Children, b. at Franklin, Me. : I. Wil- 
liam Plummer. 2. George Atwood. 3. Charles Taylor. 4. Lizzie. 
5. Emerson Davis. 6. Nellie Sophronia. 7. Bose Lena. 8. Thomas 
Stevens. 9. Minnie Eleanor. 

EmersoN Davjs, b. 15 Apr. 1835 ; d. at Franklin 20 July 1868 ; m. at 
Sullivan, 27 Nov. 1859, Almena Bean, dan. of Samuel and Celinda 
B. (Thomas), b. at Sullivan 6 Mar. 1838, d. at Franklin 13 Feb. 
1908. Children, b. in Franklin, Me. : 1. Homer Emerson 9 . 2. 

31. Samuel 6 Urann (Paul* John,* James, s John, 2 William 1 ) was born at 

Sullivan, Me., about 18 Q0. He married at Franklin, Me., 30 Dec. 
1822, Abigail Woorster, daughter of William and Hannah 
Oragdon), born at Franklin 22 Apr. 1805, died at Sullivan 7 Dec. 
1859. He died there 7 May 1880. 
Children, born in Sullivan : 

i. Benjamin Franklin, 7 b. 6 Sept. 1823; d. at Salem, Mass., 10 June 
1904 ; m. at Hancock, Me., 12 Feb. 1852, Temperance Stratton, 
dau. of John and Betsey (Grant), b. at Hancock, Me., 27 Nov. 
1828, d. at Salem 2 June 1906. Children, b. at Sullivan, Me. : 1. 
Frank W s . 2. Nellie I. 3. Elizabeth. 

ii. Jane, b. 23 Aug. 1826; d. at Sullivan 21 Dec. 1887; m. at Hancock. 
Me., 7 July 1853, John Upton Hill, son of Barney Smith and 
Clarissa (Lyon), b. at Gouldsboro, Me., 3 Dec. 1825. Child, b. at 
Sullivan, Me. : Lizzie Maria. 
Mary Louisa, b. 2 May 1829 ; d. at Salem, Mass., 15 Nov. 1888 ; 
m. at Salem, 14 May 1854, Westslow White, son of Joseph and 
Phosa (Crowell), b. at Yarmouth, Mass., 11 Dec. 1833, d. at 
Salem 30 Nov. 1888, Children, b. at Yarmouth: 1. Winsloxo 
Franklin. 2. Carrie Phosa. 
Joseph H-, b. 18 July 1833 ; m. at Hancock, Me., Mary Carb Bean, 
dau. of Theodore and Cynthia Cole (Brown), b. in Bucksport. 
Me., 19 July 1836, d. at "Sullivan 31 May 1870. Children: 1. 
Henry Everad*. 2. George Ernest. 3. Bober.t. 





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Samuel Leonard, b. 1 Aug. 1836; lost at sea 5 Feb. 1858. 

Georgianna, b. 28 Apr. 1839; m. at Salem, Mass., 17 Dec. 1872, 
George Chtlcott Lynam, son of William and Hannah (Tracey), 
b. at Eden, Me., 26 July 1827, d. at Sullivan 29 Nov. 1898. 
vii. Charles Edgar, b. 21 May 1843; member of Co. C, 11th Maine 
regiment; kille'd at Deep Bottom, Va., 14 Aug 1864. 

32. George 6 Yuran (Joseph, 6 George* Joseph," John,* William 1 ) was 
born at Tunbridge, Vt., 13 Oct. 1795, and married at Randolph, Vt., 
13 Oct. 1822, Weltha Pember, daughter of Stephen and Sibyl 
(Bissell), born at Randolph 11 Sept. 1799, died at Lancaster, N. Y, 
7 June 1886. He died there 7 Apr. 1877. 
Children : 

22 July 1823 ; d. at Maiden, Mass., in 

16 Sept. 

i. George, 7 b. at Craftsbury, Vt. 

ii. George," b. at Maiden 4 Oct. 1825; d. at Waltham, Mass. 

iii. Joseph, b. at Wethersfleld, Conn., 16 Aug. 1828; d. at Spencer Brook, 
Minn.,* 18 Mar. 1900; m. at Williamsville, N. Y., 14 Nov. 1850, 
Eunice Elvira Swanbro, dau. of Kichard and Melinda (Carpen- 
ter), b. at Lancaster, N. Y., 13 Oct. 1831, d. at Clay Center, Kan., 
9 Mar. 1897. Children, b. at Lancaster: 1. George William.* 2. 
Horace Pember. S. Eunice Mabel. 

iv. Weltha Elizabeth, b. at Wethersfleld 2 Feb. 1830; d. at Lancas- 
ter 23 Sept. 1904. 

v. Stephen Pember, b. at Lancaster 26 Feb. 1833; d. 17 Sept. 1834. 

vi. John, b. at Lancaster 18 Aug. 1835 ; d. at Lushton, Neb., 17 May 
1908 ; m. at York, Neb., 6 Apr. 1879, Sarah Caucktns, b. 26 Dec. 
1844. Children: L George Pember* 2. Weltha Mabel. 3. J* 

vii. William Corning, b. at Lancaster 5 Aug. 1838 ; d. 4 July 1839. 

viii. Jason, b. at Lancaster 23 May 1840.f 

33. Solomon 6 Yuran (Joseph, 6 George,* Joseph," John, 2 William 1 ) was 

born atTunbridge, Vt., 10 Feb. 1798. He married first at Tun- 
• bridge, 15 July 1834, Hannah Wood, born 1 Oct. 1807, died 8 Apr. 
1837 ; married secondly, 5 June 1839, as her second husband, Re- 
becca (Fat) Hapgood, born 13 Dec. 1800. She had married 
first, 27 Feb. 1823, Capt. Artemas Hapgood, son of David and Sally 
(Myrick), born at Reading, Vt., 16 July 1795, died 21 June 1837. 
She died at Tunbridge 30 Sept. 1864. Solomon Yuran died at Ran- 
dolph, Vt., 3 July 1888. . 
Children : 

i. Harriet P., t b. 22 June 1835 ; d. at Eandolph 29 Mar. 1902. 

ii. Hannah, b. 16 Feb. 1837; d. 16 Feb. 1881; m. 7 May 1857, Albert 

Hatch of Norwich, Vt. Children: I. Jennie Louise. 2. Augustus 

Faxon- 3. Ducie Bowena. 4. Addie Marie. 
iii. Ella, d. num. 

34. Josei-h 6 Urann (Joseph,* Thomas* Joseph," Francis, 2 William 1 ) was 

born at Boston, and baptized at the Second Church 22 Jan. 1786. 
On 29 Oct. 1803, being then a minor, he was put under guardian- 
ship to Thomas Ives of Boston, cooper. He followed a cooper's 
trade and carried on business at Hancock's Wharf. He first resided 
in Salem Street, but in 1816 purchased land with a dwelling house 

* The letter J. refers to Joseph, John, and Jason. 

t The compiler is under many obligations to Mr. Yuran, who for many years has been 
collecting records of his branch of the family. His kindly assistance at this time is 
most opportune, and will be appreciated by the family at large. 




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in North (afterwards Hanover) Street, where he resided until his 
death. In 1827 he purchased two lots of land " on a street leading 
from Ann street to Scarlet's wharf." He was an active member of 
the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, which he joined 
in 1837. He was an ardent Baptist, and was admitted to the First 
Baptist Church 3 Apr. 1817, serving as Deacon from 1828 to 1864, 
and in his official capacity purchased land for church purposes on 
Union Street in 1828, when the Society removed from Stillman 

He married at Boston, 17 Feb. 1811, Rachel Thayer, daughter 
of John and Rachel, born at Quincy, Mass., 22 Apr. 1789, died at 
Boston 13 Dec. 1870. He died there 7 July 1864. 

Children, born at Boston : 

i. Caroline, 7 b. 25 Oct. 1814; d. at Boston 8 May 1854; m. there, 23 
Nov. 1837, James Ioanos Tuckeb, son of Amos and Elizabeth 
(Fifield), b. at Kingston, N. H., 4 Jan. 1815. He m. (2) at Boston, 
2 Sept. 1855, Ann Robie, dau. of Asa and Sarah, b. at Candia, N. H., 
28 Mar. 1830, d. at Concord, N. H., 20 May 1891. He d. at Kings- 
ton 18 Jan. 1895. Children, b. at Boston: 1. James Ioanos, b. 24 
Jan. 1840; d. at Chicago, 111., 12 Nov. 1899 ; m. at Boston, 10 June 
1868, Adelaide TJ. Wood; entered Dartmouth College, but gradu- 
ated from Harvard College in 1867 ; child, b. at Chicago : Edith 
Lillian Adelaide. 2. Almira, b. 22 Jan. 1844 ; d. at Concord, N. H.. 
2 Nov. 1867 ; m. 15 Aug. 1865, George W. Abbott of Fishervflle, 
N. H. 3. Emma Isadora, b. 28 Dec. 1846 ; d. at Boston 4 Feb. 1849. 

ii. William, b. in 1815 ; d. 30 Jan. 1843. 

iii. Joseph, b. in 1816 ; d. at Boston 27 Nov. 1833. 

iv. Harriet, b. 26 Aug. 1818 ; d. at Boston 10 Nov. 1862 ; m. at Boston, 
17 July 1844, Orlanda D. Wood of New York. Children, b. in 
Rodman, N. Y. : 1. Adelaide Urann, b. in 1845 ; m. her cousin James 
I. Tucker. 2. William, b. in 1848. 

v. Emeline, b. in 1820; d. at Boston 21 Oct. 1833. 

vi. Almika, b. June 1824 ; d. at Boston 7 (another record says 9) Apr. 
1853 ; m. at Boston, 11 Dec. 1845, William P. Spence. 

vii. Adeline, b. 13 July 1827 ; d. at Boston 20 Oct. 1865. 

viii. Washington Lafayette, b. in 1832 ; m. (1) at Boston, 4 Jan. 1855, 
Sarah E. Brown, dau. of Thomas W. and Sarah D. (White), b. at 
Boston in 1835, d. there 6 June 1855. He m. (2) at Boston, 25 
June 1862, Annie M. O'Connor, dau. of Edward and Margaret, b. 
at Boston in 1837, d. at Belmont, Mass., 2 Aug. 1907. Children : 1. 
Rachel A. 9 2. Amy Maria. 3. Edward. 

ix. Francis, b. in 1844; d. at Maiden, Mass., 18 Mar. 1891; m. at Bos- 
ton, 27 Sept. 1856, Delia A. Flaherty, dau. of John. Children, 
b. at Boston: 1. Louisa. 3 2. Emma Amelia. 3. Joseph M. 4. 
Francis. 5. John William. 6. Walter Henry. 7. Albert Harvey. 

35. Richard 6 Urann (Richard, 6 Thomas* Joseph* Francis? William 1 ) 
was born at Boston and baptized 23 Nov. 1783. In his younger 
days he followed the sea, and later in life he was familiarly known 
as Capt. Urann. On 1 8 June 1808 he purchased land at Dorchester 
of Mary Searles and Abigail Montague of Lunenburg, Mass., and 
in 1810 and 1813 adjoining land on Dorchester turnpike (called 
Dorchester Avenue in 1854) near Pond Street, where the family 
resided for many years. He also purchased large tracts of land at 
Commercial Point and Cow Pasture, Dorchester. On 12 Aug. 
1833 he purchased a tract of land lying near Dedham Street, to the 
east of Washington Street, Boston, where he carried on a planing 
and wood-turning business. 


1910] Urann Family of New England 127 

While he was a resident of Dorchester for many years he un- 
doubtedly was a resident of Boston. from 1834 to 1846. In 1841 
he served as a member of the Boston City Council from "Ward 11, 
and in 1842 and 1843 as one of the Board of Aldermen. 

A copy of his will, dated 25 June 1861, was filed in Court, but 
was disallowed, and an administrator was appointed 11 May 1863. 

His children were baptized at the First Church in Dorchester, 
and the family were buried in the Richard Urann tomb in the Dor- 
chester North Cemetery. 

He married at Dorchester, Mass., 25 June 1809, Sarah Salis- 
bury Hunt, daughter of Abraham* and Mary (St. Leger), born at 
Boston 14 July 1785, and died at Dorchester 8 Sept. 1859. He 
died there 21 Feb. 1862. 

Children, born at Dorchester, Mass. : 

i. Richard 4ugustus, 7 b. 20 Jau. 1813; d. at Boston 6 Feb. 1898; m. 
at New York, Rebecca Elizabeth Geib, dau. of John, b. there 28 
Jan. 1823, d. at Boston 24 Dec. 1883. 

ii. Ferdinand, b. 30 Dec. 1818; d. at Boston 15 Mar. 1891 ; m. at Dor- 
chester, 25 Oct. 1849, Sarah Gardiner Dimmock, dau. of John L. 
and Sarah G. (Wheelwright), b. there 30 July 1827, d. at Boston 6 
Apr. 1902. Children, b. at Dorchester, except the second: 1. 
Ellen Theresa? 2. Lewis D. 3. Emma Gardiner. 4. Fanny. 5. 
Grace St. Leger. 6. Charlotte. 

iii. Sarah Maria, b. 3 Apr. 1821 ; d. at Denver, Col., 22 Feb. 1909 ; m. 
at Boston, as his second wife, 20 June 1877, Silas Bertenshaw, 
son of Alfred and Martha, b. in England in 1828, d. at Denver 13 
Jan. 1900. 

iv. Frederic William, b. 7 July 1822 ; d. at Cleveland, Ohio, 1 Jan. 
1904 ; m. at Boston, 3 Oct. 1843, Lydia Jennison Haynes, dau. of 
Edward and Nancy (Leeds), b. at Dorchester 5 Feb. 1813, d. at 
.Cleveland 28 Dec. 1899. Children: 1. Clara Augusta," b. at Con- 
cord, N. H., 9 July 1844. 2. Lucy Maria, b. at Dorchester 13 June 

v. William Dwight, b. 9 Dec. 1823 ; d. at Boston 18 Mar. 1884 ; served 
during the Civil War in the Navy as acting master and lieutenant 
from 29 Oct. 1861 to 30 Oct. 1868. He m. 13 July 1848, Fran- 
ces Caroline Smith, dau. of Chauncev and Jane (Veltman), b. at 
Newburgh, N. Y., 6 Apr. 1829, d. at Glen Ridge, N. J., 3 Jan. 1910. 
Children, b. at Brooklyn, N. Y. : 1. Mary Caroline. 9 2. Sarah 
Salisbury. 3. Antoinette Clark. 4. Jennie St. Leger. 
vi. Mary St. Leger, b. 28 May 1825 ; d. at Denver, Col., 8 Aug. 1908 ; 
m. at Dorchester, 6 Jan. 1859, Isaac P. Rand, son of Isaac and 
Anna W. (Pollard), b. at Roxbury, Mass., in 1817, d. at Denver 9 
Sept. 1889. 
vii. Henry Adolphus, b. 11 Nov. 1828; d. at Ocala, Fla., 12 July 1901; 
m. at Boston, 24 Sept. 1862, Marianne Dlt Sullivan, dau. of 
John W. and Marianne, b. at Boston in 1827. 

36. John* Urann (John, 6 Thomas,* Joseph, 9 Francis, 2 William 1 ) was born 
at Harlem Heights, N. Y., 29 June 1791. He married at Troy, 
N. Y., 29 Aug. 1813, Hannah Chatterton, daughter of Peter 
and Mary (Dow), born at Clinton, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 1 Jan. 
1795, died at West Troy (now Watervliet), N. Y., 15 Sept. 1873. 
He died at Troy 20 Sept. (another record says Dec.) 1875. 

♦Abraham Hunt, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Arnold), was b. at Braintree, Mass., 
2 June 1748; d. 5 Dec. 1793; m. (int. rec. at Boston 18 Sept. 1771) Mary St. Leger, dau. 
of Garrick St. Leger of Halifax, N. S., b. 15 June 1751, d. 29 Aug. 1724. He served in 
tie Revolution as second lieutenant and adjutant ; was made a mason in the Lodge of 
St. Andrew, Boston, in 1777 ; was one of the Boston Tea Party, and joined the An- 
cient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1772. 





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Children, born at Troy : 

Catherine Ellen,' b. 27 May 1814; d. at West Troy 17 Sept. 1856; 
m. there 31 July 1847, as his second wife, Seneca Mobbet Sjxli- 
man, son of John and Sally (Free), b. at Troy 12 Jan. 1817, d. at 
Old Chatham, N. Y. Child : Charles. 
Kuggles Hubbard, b. 8 Dec. 1816; d. in New York City 28 Sept. 
1900 ; m. (1) at Troy, 14 Nov. 1848, Pamelia Delaverne Low, 
dan. of John and Catherine (Chatterton), b. at Pleasant Valley, 
N. Y., 7 May 1819, d. at Troy 15 May 1872; m. (2) Mrs. Mart 
Miller, d. at West Troy 24 Apr. 1907. Children, b. at Troy : 1 
Edward Wheeler.* 2. George F. M. 3. Caroline L. 4. Lazara 
Eugenia. 5. Buggies Hubbard. 6. Pamela Low. 7. Samuel 
Mary Elizabeth, b. 16 July 1818; d. at Troy 28 Apr. 1874; m. at 

Troy, 15 Oct. 1836, James Quirk, who d- at Troy. 
Sarah Ann, b. 25 Aug. 1820 (another record says 1825) ; d. at West 
Troy 11 Nov. 1846 ; m. at West Troy, Seneca Mobbet Silliman, 
who m. for his second wife her sister Catherine E. Children, 
b. at West Troy: 1. John Dexter. ,• 2. James Harris. 

v. Bufus James, b. 22 Sept. 1822; d. at West Troy 11 Mar. 1907: m. 
(1) Joanna Washburn ; m. (2) at West Troy, 19 Apr. 1848, Cath- 
erine Farrell, dau. of John and Catherine (Homey), b. at Lan- 
singburg, N. Y., 2 Mar. 1819 (living in 1909). Children, b. at 
West Troy: 1. John Perry.* 2. Catherine Jane. 3. Millard Fill- 
more. 4. Bufus James. 6. George Edward. 

ri. George Edward, b. 28 July 1826 ; d. at Troy 12 Sept. 1833. 

vii. George Edward, b. 13 Apr. 1834 ; d. at West Troy 22 Sept. 1890. 






By Mart Ellen Bakbb, B.A. 
[Continued from page 72] 






New England historical and genealogical Register, contains 

lists. Indexed in Griffin, A . P . C . , Bibliography of American historical societies . 

Bangor historical magazine. 

Contains many lists. Not analyzed. 


Society Of colonial wars — Maine society. Register of the 
officers and members, also.. .roster and record of Col. Jedediah 
Preble's regiment, campaign of 1768...Portland, 1905. 
Rosters, p. 127^80. 


Maine — Governor and council • Names of soldiers of the 
revolution who applied for state bounty under Resolves of 
March 17, 1835, March 24, 1836, and March 20, 1836, as ap- 
pears of record in Land office... Augusta, 1893. 

Alphabetical list, p. 14—50. 

■ .. ' , 

1910] Lists of Neva England Soldiers 

974.1 Maine historical society. Collections. Vols. 1—22. Portland, 

M28 1831 — 1906. Col. Phinney's regiment, 1775, vol. 17, p. 100-2, 166-S5. 

Soldiers' families supplied by Old Falmouth, 1779, vol. 18, p. 166. Col. Phinney's 
regiment, 1776, vol. 19, p. 71—105. Col. Mitchell's regiment, vol. 20, p. 58— #>. 
Pay rolls of various companies, vol. 20, p. 160—74. Capt. Moulton's company 
from York, 1775, vol. 20, p. 303—4. Col. Scammon's regiment at Cambridge, 1775, 
vol. 20, p. 362—4. Rosters of the various companies, vol. 20, p. 376—402. 

923.57 Massachusetts— Commonwealth, Secretary of the. Massa- 
qM38 chusetts soldiers and sailors of the revolutionary war, a com- 

pilation from the archives... 17 vols. Bost., 1896—1908. 
Includes Maine. 

(3) WAR OF 1812 
974.1 Maine historical society. Collections. Vols. 1—22. Portland, 

M28 1831— date. Harrington miUtia,company- at Pemaquid, 1814, vol. 13, p. 189. 

Pay roll of a detachment under Calvin Crocker, Lieut, in the 34th regiment 
V. S. infantry for Sept. and Oct. 1813, vol, 20, p. 415. Rolls of detachments under 
Capt- Wilson, war of 1812, vol. 20, p. 420—4. 

(a) General 

853.97416 Maine— Adjutant-General. Annual report... 1861— date. 

A Augusta, 1862^ — date. Reports for 1861—66 have supplement entitled 

Alphabetical index of Maine volunteers. Not analyzed. 

973.7349 Maine— Gettysburg commission. Maine at Gettysburg; re- 
qM28 port of Maine commission... [^Portland] 1898. Many rosters and 

. lists scattered through the book. 

(b) Regimental 

973.7441 Merrill, S : H. Campaigns of the 1st Maine and 1st District of 
El Columbia cavalry- Portland, 1866. Rosters, p. 389— «i. 

973.7441 ToMe, JE: f. History of the 1st Maine cavalry, 1861—65. 

Ela Post., 1887. Contains rosters with much biographical material and an 

index to the rosters on p. 719 — 32. 

973.7441 Shaw, H. JI, (The) First Maine heavy artillery, 1862—65.- 

Fl Portland, 1903. Index to member? of the regiment, Apx. p. a— x. 

973.7441 Maine— Artillery — 4th battery. History of the 4th Maine 
G04 battery light artillery in the civil war, 1861— 65... Augusta, 

1905. Roster, p. 108— 22. 

973.781 Lapham, W : B. My recollections of the war of the rebellion. 

L31 Augusta, 1892. Roster of the 7th Maine battery, promotion? and casual- 

ties, p. 92—103. 

973.7441 Gould, J : M. History of the 1st— 10th— 29th Maine regiment-. 
J01 with the history of the 10th Maine battalion by L. G. Jordan. 

Portland, 1871. Contains many rolls and lists. 

973.7441 Bicknell, G : W. History of the 5th regiment Maine volun- 
J05 teers... Portland, 1871. Roster, p. 377— 404. 

973.7441 Maxfield, Albert, and Brady, Robert, Jr. Roster and statis- 
Jl 1 tical record of company D, 1 1th regiment Maine infantry volun- 

teers—in the rebellion, [N. Y.] 1890. Roster, p. 63— 72. 

973.7441 Maine— Infantry— JUb regiment. Story of...the lith Maine 

Jlla infantry volunteers in the war of the rebellion... K. Y., 1896. 

Roster, Apx., p. 2 — 70. * 

973.7441 Lufkin, K : B, History of the 13th Maine regiment from.,.1861 
J13 to 1865 with a sketch of the 13th Maine battalion attached to 

the 30th Maine, and an appendix containipg a cpmplete roster... 

Bridston, 1898. Some lists aside from the roster. 


130 Lists of New England Soldiers [April 

973.7441 Shorey, H: A. Story of the Maine 15th...with a complete ros- 
qJ15 ter... Bridgton, 1890. Roster, Apx., p. 2— 26. 

973.7441 Small, A. R. (The) Sixteenth Maine regiment in...l861— 65... 

J16 Portland, 1886. Roster and special lists, p. 255— 322. 

973.7441 Houghton, E. B. Campaigns of the 17th Maine. Portland, 

J17 1866. Roster and lists, p. 293— 333. 

973.7441 Maine— Infantry— 19th regiment. Reunions... Augusta, 

J19 1878. Roster, p. 95— 126. 

973.7441 MaddocliS, E. B. History of the 26th Maine regiment... Ban- 

J26 gor, 1899. Roster, p. 46— 69. 

973.7441 Stone, J. Rft History of the 27th regiment Maine volunteer in- 
J27 fantry... [Portland] 1895. Rolls, p. 3— 4, 17-30. 

973.7441 Houston, H: C. (The) Thirty-second Maine regiment of in- 
J32 fantry volunteers... Portland, 1903. Roster, p. 460— 534. 

(5) LOCAL 

974.18 Lemont, L. P. 1400 historical dates of the town and city of 
B32 Bath and town of Georgetown from 1 604—1 874... Bath, 1874. 

Revolution, p. 11—12. Names on civil war monument and list of officers In the 
war, p. 21 — 4. 

974.15 Williamson. Joseph. History of...Belfast...Me....l770— 1875. 

B41 Portland, 1877. Civil war lists, p. 888— 919. 

973.3441 Spencer, W. D. comp. List of revolutionary soldiers of Ber- 

Sp3 wick, compiled from the records of the town. [Berwick?] 

974.17 Bethel (Me.). Report of the centennial celebration, Aug. 26, 
B461 1874. Portland, 1874. Officers in the civil war, resident or native 

born, p. 43. 

974.17 Lapham. W : B. comp. History of Bethel, formerly Sudbury 
B46 Canada, Oxford county, Me., 176g_i890, with a brief sketch 

of Hanover... Augusta, 1891. Ex-soldiers of the revolution, settled 

in this town, p. 83—5. Capt. Holt's company, 1814, p. 90 — 1. 

974.15 Greene, F. B. History of Boothbay, Southport and Boothbay 
qB64 Harbor, Me... Portland, 1906. Boothbay in the revolution, p. 236-^ 

46. Capt. Reed's and Capt. Adams's companies in 1812, p. 259 — 61. Boothbay 

civil war list, p. 427—33. Southport list, p. 434—5. 

974.15 Johnston. J: History of the towns of Bristol and Bremen.^ 
B77 Me., including the Pemaquid settlement. Albany, 1873. Men 

under Lieut. Weems at Pemaquid, 16S9, p. 176. 

974.14 Wheeler. G: a," History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooks- 
C27 ville, Me., including the ancient settlement of Pentagbet. Soldiers 

w from each of these places serving in the various wars, p. 362—74. 

974.19 Wheeler, G: A. and Wheeler, H: W, History of Brunswick, 

B83 Topsham and Harpswell, Me., including the ancient territory *.i 

known as Pejepscot. Bost., 1878. Revolution, p. SSO— 6. War of 
1812, p. 887—95. Rebellion, p. 896-915. 

974,19 Marshall. J. M. ed. Report of the proceedings at the cele- 
B98 bration of the 1st centennial anniversary of Buxton, Me., Aug. 

14, 1872... Portland, 1874. List of revolutionary soldiers of Buxton, 

p. 276. 

974.14 Wheeler, G: A. History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooks- 
C27 ville, Me., including the ancient settlement of Pentagoet. 

Bangor, 1875. Soldiers from each of these places serving in the various 

wars, p. 362—74. 


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974.14 LeightOIl, Levi. Centennial historical sketch of the town of 
C72 Columbia, Me... [Columbia Falls, Me., 1896 ?] Civil war sol- 

diers, p. 11 — 12. 

974.13 Palmer, HI. S. Early gleanings and random recollections of the 
C81 town of Corinth, Me... Bangor, 1883. Citizens who were killed in 

battle or died of wounds or disease during the civil war, p. 20. 

974.19 Clayton, W. W. History of Cumberland county, Me... Phil., 

qC57 1880. Roster of soldiers for Cumberland county in the war of the rebellion, 

p. 415—56. 

973.3352 Goold, Nathan. History of Col. Jonathan Mitchell's Cumber- 
G64 land county regiment of the Bagaduce expedition, 1779, with... 

pay-rolls of the companies... Portland, 1899. 

974.14 Dciluysville (Jle.). Memorial of the 100th anniversary of the 
D42 settlement... Portland. 1886. Civil war list, p. 83— 5. 

974.18 Stackpole, E. S. History of Durham, Me... Lewiston, 1899. 

D93 Men of Royalsborough and neighboring towns in the revolution, p. 91 — 6. Dur- 

ham in the war of 1818, p. 100—2. Civil war, p. 103—4. 

974.14 Kilby. W : H : Eastport and Passamaquoddy... Eastport, Me., 

Ea7 1888. Eastport injthe war of the rebellion, various lists, p. 358—429. 

974.17 Bailer, F. G. History of Farmington, Franklin county, Me... 
F22 Farmington, 1885. Master rolls of companies held ready for service in 

the war ot 1812, p. 114—25. Cavil war rolls, p. 212—40. 

974.11 EIHs, C. H. History of Fort Fairfield... Ft. Fairfield [Me.], 

F77 1894. Civil war list, p. 183-5. 

974.17 Fryeborg (Me.). Centennial celebration of the settlement with 
F941 the historical address by Bev. Samuel Souther... Worcester, 

1864. Fryeburg in the civil war, p. 75 — 6. 

974.18 Lemon I, L. P. 1400 historical dates of the town and city of 
B32 Bath and town of Georgetown from 1604 — 1874... Bath, 1874. 

Revolution, p. 11 — 12. Name: ou civil war monument aud list of officers in the 
war, p. 21 — 4. 

974.19 McLellan, H. D. History of Gorham, Me., comp. and ed. by his 
G671 daughter, K. B. Lewis. Portland, 1903. Revolution, 120— 32. War 

of 18i2,p. 15o — 61. Civil war, p. 342— 06. apam-li- American war, p. 355. 

974.19 Pierce, Josiah. History of the town of Gorham, Me... Port- 

G67 land, 1862. Capt. Williams's company, Col. Fhinney's regiment, Apr. 24, 

17?5, p. 125 — 6. Capt. Robie's company, war of 1812, p. 141—2. 

974.19 Wheeler, G : A. and Wheeler, H : W. History of Brunswick, 
B83 Topsham and HarpswelL Me., inclu ding the ancient territory 

known as PejepSCOt. Bost., 1878. Revolution, p. 880—6. War of 
1812, p. 887—95. Rebellion, p. S96— 915. 

974.19 Bradbury, C: History of Kennebunkport...l 602— 1837. Ken- 

K37 nebunkport, 1837. Officers and soldiers known to have been in the service 

of the U. rf. in the revolutionary war from the town of Arundel, p. 289—95. 

974.18 Stinchfie2d, J : C. History of the town of Leeds, Androscoggin 
L51 county, Me... [Lewiston, pref. 1901.] Revolution, p. 285. War of 

1812, p. 286. Civil war, p. 2a7 — S*>. 

973.3311 [Porter, E : G. and Stephenson, H. M.] Souvenir of Lexing- 
qP83 ton, 1775—1875. [Bost., 1875.] 

Citizens who fell in 1775, and * list of their descendants who fell during the civil 
war, p. 14 — 15. 

974.18 [Washburn, Israel, Jr.] Notes, historical, descriptive, and per- 

L75 sonal, of Livermore m Androscoggin (formerly in Orford) 

county, Maine. Portland, 1874. War of 1812, p. 157—9. Rebellion, 

p. 160—2. 


Lists of New England Soldiers 


974.12 M6USon (Me\). Semkjentemiial address 6f Charles Dawson; 
M75 poems by W. S. Knowlton and T. N. Lord... Portland, 1872. 

Soldiers of the civil war, p. 35 — 6. 

974.19 0M times, a magazine devoted tJo the...history of North Yar- 

011 mouth,- Maine. Contains" lists. Not-analyzed. 

974.17 Laphanl, W : B. C&ifennial history of Norway, Oxford county, 

N83 Me., 1786— 1886... Portland, 1886. Revolution, p. 235-*. War 

of 1812, p. 237, 239—40. Rebellion, p. 263—74. 

974.17 King, Mi F. comp. Annals of Oxford, Me...l829— 1850, pre- 
0x2 faced by a brief account' of...Shepardsville plantation, now 

Hebron and Oxford... Portland, 1903. Hebron and Oxford militia 
during the war of 1812, p. 26—9. 

974.17 Lapbam, W : B. and Maxim, S. P. History of Paris, Maine, 
P21 from its settlement to 1880, with a history of the grants of 1736 

and 1771... Paris, 1884. Military history, p. 361—85, with an index to 

names, p. 810—15. 

974.14 Kffby, W: If: Eastport and-Passamaquoddy... Eastport, Me., 
Ea7 1888. Eastport in the war of the rebellion, various lists, p. 358 — 429. 

974.14 Wheeler, G: A, History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooks- 
C27 ville, Me., including, the ancient settlement of Pentagoet. 

Bangor, 1875. Soldiers from each of these places serving in the various 
war's, p. 362—74. 

974.13 History of Penobscot comity, Maine... Cleveland, 1882." 

H62 Military record containing r os ters of companies for all the various' wars, p. 66— 

974.1-8 Poland (Me.). Centennial, Sept. 11, 1895, with illus. and biog. 
P7& sketches by A. B. Bicker, B. M. Fernald, and H. W. Bicker. 

N. Y., 1896. Poland's sons who served during the rebellion, p. 113 — 17. 

974.17 Moulton, T. Porter as a portion of Maine... Portland, 1879. 

P83 Soldiers in the various wars, p. 52 — 74. Contains quite a little biog. material. 

974.19 Goold, iVatban. Falmouth Neck in the revolution. Portland, 

P8361 1897. List ot soldiers' and sailors' families supplied by Old Falmouth, from 

the tbwli records of- May 8, 1779, p. 53^ 

974.19 G. A. R.— Maine department— Bos worth Post. Soldiers and 
P837 sailors monument fair, Portland, Me. Portland soldiers and the war of the rebellion... Portland, 1884. Graves 
decorated on memorial day 1884, p. 41—56. 

974.19 Willis, If: History of Portland...l632— 1864... Ed. 2. Port. 

P831 land, 1865. Mu»ter roll of Capt. Bradish's company, in Col. Phinney's 

regiment, to Aug(. l'/75, p. 897. 

974.19 Willis, W : History of Portland...with notices of the neighboring 

P833 towns... Portland, 1833. Muster roll of Capt. Bradish's companj,Col. 

Phinney's regiment, to Aug. 1, 1775, p. 328. 

974.18 Stackpole, E. S. History of Durham, Me... Lewiston, 1899. 
1)93 Men of Royalsborougu and neighboring towns in the revolution, p. 91 — 6. 

974.17 Lapbam, W: B. History of Rumford, Oxford county, Me... 
R86 Augusta, 1890. Revolution, p. 162. War of 1812, p. 167— 8. Civil war, p. 


974.19 Emery, Edwin. History of Sanford, Me., 1661—1900. Fall 

Sa5 River, Mass., 1901. Soldiers of the war of 1812, p. 191—3. Civil war, p. 


974.15 Greene, F. B. History of Boothbay, Southport and Boothbay 

qB64 Harbor, Me... Portland, 1906. Boothbay in the revolution, p. 236— 

46. Capt. Reed's and Capt. Adams's companies in' 1S12, p. 259—61. Boothbay 
civil war list, p. 427—33. Southport list, p. 431 — 5. 


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Somner (flfe.)v Centennial history of the town.^1798— 1898. 
West Sumner, 1899. Sumnerin the revolution,, wai* of 1812, civil war 
and Spanish-American war, p. 17—21. 

Wheeler, ft: A. awt Wheeltr, H: W. History of Brunswick,, 
Topsham, and Harpswell, Me., including the ancient territory 
known as PejepsCOt. Bost., 1878. Revolution,, p. 880—6. War of 
1812, p. 887— 95. Kebellioa. p. 896—915. 

French, W. R. History of Turner, Me... Portland, 1887. 

Turner soldiers in the war of the rebellion, p. 200—4. 

Union, Maine, past and present. Union, Me., 1895. List of 

members of Cooper Post, G. A. II., and the soldiers and sailors of the town, p. 

Vina! BaVCB (Me.)» Brief historical sketch of the town... 
Rockland, 1900. Soldiers in the war of 1812, p. 66. Soldiers in the Civil 
war, p. 64 — 6. 

Bangs, I; S. Military history of Waterville, Me., including the 
name and record, so far as known, of all [its J soldiers.. .a por- 
tion of the records of the Waterville monument association and 
a sketch of W. S. Heath Post, No. 14, G. A. R. Augusta, 

Wh ittemore, E. C. ed. Centennial history of Waterville, Ken- 
nebec county, Me... Waterville, 1902. Listirof the volunteers and 
of the killed, in the revolution, war of IS li, -Hexioan, civil, and Spanish-American 
wars, p. 153 — 224. 

HMtiiy Of the town Of Wayne, Kennebec County, Me... 

Augusta, 1898. Wayne comr/anies m iiieut.-Coi. Sweet's 1 regiment 1S14,; 
p. 7&— 6. Soldiers and saiio-rs of 1861—65, p. 8a— 4. i 

Gooid, Nathan. 'Windham, Me., in the war of the revolution-, 
1775 — 1783. Portland, 1900. Soldiers who called Windham their 
home, p. 12. 

Smith, T : L. History of the town of Windham [Me.]... Port- 
land, 1873. Volunteers in the war of 1812, p. 37. Men in the civil war, 
p. 40—51. 

(«0oI(I, Nathan, Captain Johnson MoultOn's company, the first 
to leave the district of Maine in the revolution. N. p. [1899.]; 

Pay roll of Moulton's company raised by the town of York, Apr. 21, 1775, p. 4 — o. 

CiaytOU, W. W. History of York county, Me... Phil., 1880. 

Roster of soldiers for Tort county in the war- of the rebellion, p. 122 — 49. 


923.57 Foster, Joseph. Record of the soldiers, sailors; and marines... 

F81 buried in Portsmouth, N. H., and neighboring towns...who 

served.. .in the rebellion and previous wars. Portsmouth, 1893. 

Graves decorated, p. 5— Id. Officers o4 the U. is. frigate Raleigh, 1775, p. 63— i. 
Granite ElOntaly. Contains lists- Not analyzed. 


353.97426 Potter, C. E. 

P85 1623 to 1861. 


Military history of... New Hampshire from... 
Concord, 1866. Contains many company rolls and 


973.3442 Batchellor, A. S. Ranger service in the upper valley of the 
B31 Connecticut and the most northerly regiment of the New Hamp- 

shire militia in the.-revolution. Concord, 1903. List of the 12th 
regiment of foot, colony of X. U., Sept. 5, 1775, p. 25. 


134 Lists of New England Soldiers [April 

973.3312 Oilmore, G: C, Report of special commissioner [appointed 
qG42 by the gov. & council of N. H.J. [Manchester, 1891.] N. H. 

men killed or mortally wounded at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1776, p. 2. 

973.3442 Giluiorc, G : €. comp. Roll of New Hampshire soldiers at the 
qG42 battle of Bennington, Aug. 16, 1777. Manchester, 1891. 

351.2 Gilmore, G : C. State senators 1784—190,0 [and] New Hamp- 
G42 shire men at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775 - . Manchester, 1899. 

N. H. men at Bunker Hill, p. 30—79. N. H. men In Arnold's expedition to 
Quebec, p. 80. 

973.3442 Kidder, Frederic. History of the 1st N. EL regiment in the 

K53 war of the revolution- Albany, 1868. Men who served between 

1777 and 1782, p. 131—68. 

974.2 New Hampshire — General court. Provincial papers, docu- 
N421 ments and records... 31 vols. Concord, 1867 — 1907. Contain* 

many lists and is well indexed. Revolutionary rolls, vols. 11 — 17. 

973.3312 Swett, S : History of the Bunker Hill battle... Ed. 3. Bost., 

Sw42 1827. Mass., Conn., and N. H. officers, probably in the battle, see notes, p. 



(a) General 

973.7426 New Hampshire— Adjutant-General. Reports...l863 — date. 

A Concord, 1863 — date. Hot analysed. 

973.7442 New Hampshire — Adjutant-General. Revised register of the 
qA2 soldiers and sailors of N. H. in the war of the rebellion, 1861 — 

66, prepared by A. D. Ayling. Concord, 1895. 

973.7442 Waite, 0. F. R. New Hampshire in the great rebellion.., 

B Claremont, 1870. Contains lists of officers of the N. H. regiments. 

(b) Regimental 

973.7442 Abbott, S. G. (The) First regiment N. H. volunteers in the 
J01 great rebellion... Keene, 1890. Rosters, p. 375— 611. 

973.7442 Hayues, JM. A. History of the 2d regiment N. H. volunteer in- 
J02 fantry in the war of the rebellion. Lakeport, N. H., 1896. 

Roster, pt. 2, p. 3—125. 

973.7442 Eldredge D[auiel.] (The) Third N. H. and all about it. Bost. 

J03 1893. Roster and special lists, p. 797—967. 

973.7332 Child, W : History of the 5th regiment N. H. volunteers in... 
JOS 1861 — 62. 2 vols in 1. Bristol, 1893. complete roster, vol. 2, p. 

6—202. List of officers, vol. 2, p. 203—8. 

973.7442 Jackman, Lyman. History of the 6th N. H. regiment in the 
J06 war for the union... Concord, N. H., 1891. Rosters, p. 403— [602]. 

973.7442 Little, H: F. W. ...Seventh regiment N. H. volunteers in the 
J07 war of the rebellion... Concord, N. H., 1896. Roster, Apx. 105 p. 

973.7442 Stanyan, J : M. History of the 8th regiment of N. H. volunteers 

J08 including its service as infantry, 2d N. H. cavalry and veteran 

• battalion in...l86l— 65... 2 vols. Concord, N. H., 1892. 

Roster, vol. 2. 

973.7442 Lord, E : 0. ed. History of the 9th regiment N. H. volunteers in 
J09 the war of the rebellion. Concord, N. H., 1895. Roster and 

other lists, Apx. 146 p. 


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973.7442 Cogswell, L. W. History of the 11th N.H. regiment volunteer 
Jll infantry... 1861 — 65... Concord, N. H., 1891. Roster, p. [67i— 


973.7442 Bartlctt, A. W. History of the 12th regiment N. H. volunteers 
qJ12 in the war of the rebellion. Concord, N. H., 1897. Roster, 

Apx., p. 2— 82. 

973.7442 Thompson, S. M. (The) Thirteenth regiment of N. H. volun- 
J13 teer infantry... 1861 — 65... Bost., 1888. Roster, p. 638—85. Re- 

union of 1887 roster, p. 6S7. 

973.7442 [BllfFuui, F. H.] Memorial of the great rebellion; being a his- 
J14 tory of the 14th regiment N. H. volunteers... Bost., 1882. 

Rosters and special lins, p. 379 — 142. 

973.7441 McGregor, € : History of the 15th regiment N. H. volunteers, 
J15 1862 — 63. [Concord, N. H.J 1900. Contains several rolls and lists- 

973.7442 Townsend, L. T. History of the 16th regiment N. H. volun- 

J16 teers... Wash., 1897. Contains several lists. 

973.7442 Kent, C : N. History of the 17th regiment N. H. volunteer in- 
J17 fan try, 1862 — 63. Concord, N. H., 1898. Roster of men in camp 

daring winter of 1862—63, p. 267—93. 

973.7442 Lirermorc, T : L. History of the 18th N. H. volunteers, 1864— 

J18 65. Bost., 1904. Roster, p. 80— 120. 

[To be continued] 


Transcribed by Miss Elizabeth Fkexch, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Eesearch* 

[Continued from page 61] 

From the Registers of St. Peter's Church, Sudbury, co. Suffolk : 

W m the sonne of John Waterbery was baptized the xij tn Day of March, 

John Awsten alias John Waterburye was buryed the fyrst daye of Sep- 
tember 1596. 

Robert Smithe and marye Waterbury were maried the ninth daye of 
August Anno dom 1599. 

From the Registers of Stoke-by-Nayland, co. Suffolk : 

Richard feets & Elizabeat Waterberrye [married] July 25, 1628. 

From the Registers of Great Waldingfield, co. Suffolk : 

Robert "Waterberye buried 25 July 1605. 

From the Bishops' Transcripts, Archdeaconry of Sudbury, Bury St. 
Edmunds, St. Peter's Church, Sudbury : 

May 18, 1606. John Cussyn [or Cuffyn] and Anne Waterbury married. 

The Will of Jeff rye Woode of Stoke-Nayland, 24 Feb. 1623, leaves to 
"Judith Waterberye my mayde seruant 40 shillings." (Archdeaconry of 

• The Committee on English Research desires to state that, although the Society 
has no official representative in England, the Committee is employing Miss French as 
a record searcher there along special lines for the benefit of the Register. 
VOL. LXIV. 10 


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Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), Iiarrold, 21.) 

[I have printed these items regarding the Waterbury family of Suffolk 
because the name is so rare in England. Savage says that William Water- 
bury of Boston came in the fleet with Winthrop, and that John Waterbury 
was early in Watertown and moved to Stamford, Conn. I suggest that 
the first entry quoted above is the baptism of the emigrant to Boston. 
Sudbury and Groton, Governor Winthrop's home, are only six miles apart. 
May not the emigrant John have been son of the emigrant William and 
named for his grandfather Waterbury ? Further search in the local records 
of Sudbury and vicinity might be profitable. E. F.] 

The nuncupative Will of Lccie Riddelsdale als Loker of the 
hamlet of Bures St. Marie in Essex, widowe, 1 Feb. 1692—3. She willed 
and bequeathed her goods and chattels first to the discharge of her debts, 
the apparelling of a child of hers called Henrey, which was to be put forth 
apprentice, and the rest, by certain men of the parish indifferently chosen, 
she willed to be equally divided among all her children, her son Danyell 
to have the first and best part, the said Danyell appointed executor. 
Witnesses : John Colman, mynister their, and Mary Goslinge. Proved at 
Sudbury 3 Apr. 1593, and commission issued to the executor named in the 
will. Inventory £9 17. 6. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Ed- 
munds), Bacon, 448.) 

Extracts from the Registers of Bures St. Mary, 1538 to 1635 inclusive : 

Johan Loker buried Apr. 30, 1561. 

John Loker, Shylemen, married John Howlet, the daughter of 

Howlett, Oct. 10, 1563. 

Danyell Lokyar Son of Robert, baptized Dec. 12, 1563 [Daniel Loker 
in duplicate entry]. 

John Loker alias Ridsdale baptized Aug. 16, 1568. 

William Locar baptized Mar. 31, 1575 [Loker in duplicate entry]. 

Henry Loker baptized Feb. 7, 1576-7 [Henrye Locar in duplicate 

Hugh Lorker baptized Aug. 25, 1588. 

Lucye Loker buried Feb. 3, 1592-3. 

Lucye Loker buried Feb. 30 [sic], 1592-3. 

Daniel Loker and Mary George married Feb. 17, 1594-5. 

John Riddelsdale alias Loker, son of Daniel baptized Apr. 25, 1595. 

Dorcas daughter of Henry Riddlesdale baptized July 18, 1629. 

Rebecca daughter of Edward Riddlesdale baptized Dec. 5, 1630. 

[The Henry Loker baptized in 1576-7 is apparently the father of Henry 
Loker and John Loker, the emigrants to New England, as shown in his 
will, Register, vol. 63, p. 280. This family is called in the records 
Loker, Riddlesdale, and Loker alias Riddlesdale. E. F.] 

The Will of Johx Chickering of Henstead in the County of Suffolk, 
yeoman, 20 Dec. 1652. To wife Thomasine all my messuages, tenements, 
lands, meadows, pastures, both free and copy, lying in Henstead, during 
her life, and after her death to son John Chickering during his life, and 
after his death to the eldest child of his body lawfully begotten, male or 
female, then living, provided my son John pay to my daughter Elizabeth 
Chickering £100 after the decease of my wife, and in default of payment 
she to have the lands. If son John die before my wife, leaving no issue, 


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reversion to daughter Elizabeth and her heirs forever. If 'daughter Eliza- 
beth die before my wife, leaving no issue, reversion of legacy to son John. 
Residue of all moveable goods, cattle, chattels, debts owing me, ready 
money, plate, etc., to wife Thomasine for life, with reversion after her 
death to son John and daughter Elizabeth equally divided. Wife Thom- 
asine executrix. Loving friends John Aldred and Thomas A Idred super- 
visors, and to each of them 10s. for their pains. Proved 29 Mar. 1654 by 
Thomasine Chickeringe the relict and only executrix. ( P. C. C, Alchin, 

[The will of William Thurton of Kirkly, Suffolk, 25 June 1653 (P. C. 
C, Alchin, 390), mentions "my daughter Alice Thurton, the wife of 
Renald Chickerge." The will of Henry Chickering of Ringsfield, father 
of Francis and Henry Chickering, the emigrants to New England, mentions 
among other children sons John and Reynold, and daughter Mary, wife of 
Thomas Aldred. See Register, vol. 63, p. 282. The places of residence 
of all these persons are near together. E. F.] 

The Will of Robert Cutler of London, yeoman, 8 Sept. 1607. Being 
purposed very shortly to make a voyage to the seas and so to sail for 
Virginia, and considering the uncertainty of my return from thence by 
reason of the fraility of man's life in this transitory world, etc. Money 
loaned at ten per cent., the interest of which I give to my natural mother, 
Dorrothie Maddock, wife of William Maddock of Ipswich, merchant, to be 
paid her as the same shall be received from time to time. After her death 
the. principal and all my other goods, moneys, and chatties unto my three 
natural sisters, Jilliam Baxter, Margaret Wyetlv and Anne Cary, equally 
divided, and if any die before such portion be due, the reversion to her 
child or children. Executors: brother-in-law Allen Cary and William 
Vesey, gent, [Signed] Robt Cutler. Witnesses : Ry : Bright scr. pub., 
Williame Reeve, and Johis Famsterwick, scriviendro Scr. Proved 4 May 
1611 by William Vesey, gent., one of the executors, with power reserved 
to Allan Carye the other executor. (P. C. C, Wood, 48.) 

41 Robert Cutler deceased in parts beyond the seas." (P. C. C, Probate 
Act Book, 1611.) 

The Will of Abner Coo, Doctor in physicke, formerly of Cambridge, 
lately of London, at this present of Stanmore Magna in the County of 
Middlesex, 16 May, 1662. To be buried in the church or chancel of the 
village of Stanmore or, if convenient, in Gestingthorpe, vulgarly called 
Gestubbin, in Essex, two miles beyond Heneningham Castle, where my 
parents and Auncestors for many preceeding generations have been interred. 
To my three nieces, daughters of my eldest sister Wilson deceased, namely 
Elizabeth, Anne, and Deborah ; to my other sister yet living at Water- 
beteham in Essex, Deborah Steele, and to her two daughters, to each a 
gold ring of the value of twenty shillings, the rings to have this inscription 
prepare Tor must follows: Ab: C: To Elizabeth Wilson the eldest 
of my said nieces my gold sealed Ring of Armes, it being my father's ring. 
To my younger sister my mother's wedding ring. To her sons, my nephews 
Abraham Alston and Tho : Steele, £5 apiece in six months. To Mary 
Price, daughter of my wife by a former husband, my diamond earing, my 
harpsigalls, and my silver sugar dish with my arms in the middle thereof. 
To all of my kindred who shall be at my funeral or visit my executrix within 
two months after my decease, to each a ring of eight shillings value. To 


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my kinsmen Issack and Ichabod Chauncy my little long black manuscript 
with clasps, " de Morbos subctanroy Cura," provided they willget it super- 
vised and methodized by some learned physitian and print it, either in that 
language wherein it is wrote or in English, my great languishments and 
infirmities not permitting me to do either myself. To the said Isaack " Spi- 
getius his Anatomy " in folio, and to his brother Ichabod " Reverius his 
Practice " in folio, for the great respect sake I bear their Reverend Father 
my Uncle and quondam Tutor in Cambridge. All residue of goods, chatr 
tels, lands, leases, household stuff, bonds, books, bills, and moveables in Lon- 
don or Middlesex to my most dear and loving wife and her heirs forever. 
I make her sole executrix. She to make sale of my library to pay my lega- 
cies, and to deliver to my sister Wilson's daughters at Eyeham in Darbie- 
shire all those writings and evidences concerning their lands at Chesterfield, 
and also one roll of manuscript sheets containing instructions of my father 
to his children. My executrix to burn my papers " for the most part 
gathered in the greenes of my youth-" [Signed] Abner Coo. Proved 5 
May 1666 by Anna Coe, relict and executrix. (P. C. C, Bruce, 50.) 

[The above testator was son of Edward Coe and his wife, Jane Chauncy, 
half-sister of Charles Chauncey, President of Harvard College. The kins- 
men Isaac and Ichabod Chauncey were President Chauncey's sons. For 
pedigree of this Abner Coe see Visitations of Essex, 1612 and 1634. E. F.] 

The Will of John Clarke of Risby in the County of Suffolk, gentle- 
man, 4 Feb. 1689. To niece Frances, wife of Charles Lowe and daughter 
of my eldest brother Francis Clarke, £600. To my nephew John Clarke, 
son of my brother Osmund Clarke, in case he shall be living and shall re- 
torn to England after my decease and demand the same, £200. To wife 
Awdry Clarke £5 provided she give no disturbance to me or my executor 
after my death concerning my estate, but do release the same. I release to 
William Dobson of St. Edmunds Bury all such moneys as he shall owe me. 
I appoint Andrew Card of Grayes in the County of Middlesex, gentleman, 
sole executor, and bequeath to him all the residue of money, goods, and 
chattels over and above what shall be sufficient to answer the legacies be- 
fore devised. [Signed] John Clarke. Witnesses: James Trevor, R d . 
Tonson and Phillip Higgs. Proved 23 Feb. 1609 by Andrew Card, Arm., 
executor named in the will. (P. C. C, NoeL 21.) 

The Will of Francis Nicholson of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk, 
Esquire. To the poor people of ChappelL Monkes Bowers, and Markes 
Tey. To my servant Robert Locke 20s. To daughters Dade and All- 
stonn £5 apiece. To daughter Elianor and to her heirs forever all those 
my lands and tenements at Maulsford in the County of Suffolk in the occu- 
pation of Peter White or his assigns, and £20 at her day of marriage. To 
son William Kickollson and his heirs forever all my lands and tenements 
at Blakemore in Essex with all their appurtenances, now or late in the 
occupation of me Francis Nicholson and of Christopher Sach and Thomas 
Sach or their assigns, also "All that my parte of a Tradeing house in New 
England which I bought of my Sonne Robert with all the appurtenncs 
therevnto belonging, whatsoeuer in as large and Ample manner as I bought 
the same, As by a Deed thereof made more art large it doth and may ap- 
peare." To son Otho Nicholson and his heirs forever all my lands and 
tenements, both free and copy, which I bought of William Prentice, John 

1910] Genealogical Research in England 139 

Allen and Thomas Prentice, lying in Gaines Colne and "White Colne in the 
County of Essex, and now in the occcoation of Henry Rieard and Adam 
Pollye or their assigns. To my said sea Otho his bed and furniture that is 
at Cambridge with all my notes and books of physic ; also all my lands and 
tenements at Higham in Suffolk, now in the occupation of Peter Chamber- 
line or his assigns, the first seven years after my death he to take out of it 
only £L0 per annum, during this time my son William to have the letting 
and managing of the said lands and teDements. and to take the profits, pay- 
ing to my son Otho £ 1 yearly. To son Otfcw> and his heirs forever all my 
nets with the liberty and royalty of fishing, fowling, hawking, and hunting, 
which I have by copy of Court Roll (as Mr. Dannett can tell, being steward 
of the said Court). To son Francis my plushi cloak and my mare and colt 
at Taptree heath. To son William the old sea chest which was his brother 
Robert's, with all his apparel which are in nay hands and now are in the 
said chest at my son Mann's house in Ipswich. My son-in-law Edward 
Mann, Jun., of Ipswich, Gentleman, and my son William Nicholson to be 
executors, and to the former £10 for his pains. All residue to son William 
Nicholson and his heirs forever. [Signed] Fran. Nicholson. Witnesses : 
Richard Pupplett Jun r , G. Catchpol, No™ pahliq. Proved 15 Nov. 1656 
by the oaths of Edward Mann and William Nicholson, the joint executors 
named, to whom administration was granted. (P. C. C, Berkeley, 393.) 

The Will of Owen Stocktok of Chatisham in the County of Suffolk, 
minister of the Gospel, 6 June 1679. All my goods and chattels to wife 
Elianor Stockton, and I make her executrix ordering her to pay these leg- 
acies following : To my daughter Sarah Stockton £500 at twenty-one, and 
if she survive my wife, she to leave her £500 more at her death. My ex- 
ecutrix to lay out £500 in purchasing some freehold land or "Impropricon," 
my wife and daughter to enjoy the profits therefrom for life, and then to be 
settled on Gonvill and Caius Colledge in Cambridge forever for the found- 
ing of a scholarship and fellowship in such manner as I shall leave direc- 
tion under my hand and seal. I give £20 towards the education of Non- 
Conformists sons for the work of the ministry, to be given at the discretion 
of my executrix. If my daughter depart this life before she accomplish the 
age of twenty-one, then my will is that my executrix do settle £20 per An- 
num forever "on the Colledge in Ne?r England for the educating of the 
most hopefull person that the Master & fellows of the said Colledge cann 
procure for the Worke of the Ministry the person soe chosen by the said 
Master and fellowes to bee a Convert Tndiam or one that will studdy the 
Indian Language that he may preach the Gospell among the Indians, to 
enjoy the said Twenty pounds p Annum seanen yeres if hee doe soe long 
reside in the said Colledge and at the end of every Seauea yeares or sooner 
vacancy by death or other wise, a new one to be chosen." The town qf 
Colchester is indebted to me £55, which I leave as follows : to brother 
Will. Stockton £20 ; to cousin Owen Stockton £10 ; the remaining £25 to 
be equally divided between the children of my sister Elizabeth Cole de- 
ceased. My daughter "to attire hers-tlfe in a sober manner as becometh 
one professing godlines." To brother Roger and John Rant, my Brother 
and Sister Chaplain, my Brother and Sister Meadow of Henly, to each of 
them a book out of my library. [Signed} Owen Stockton. Witnesses : 
William Bixbye, Tho : Senior, and Elizabeth Astye. Proved 27 Nov. 1678 
[sic] bv Eleanora Stockton, relict ani executrix named in the will. (P. C. 
C, Bath, 156.) 


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[This testator is named in the will of Susan Bantoft (Waters's Glean- 
ings, p. 1133). Did Harvard College ever receive this legacy? E. F.] 

The Will of George Salter of Battisford in the County of Suffolk, 
gent., 15 Sept 1695. To loving brother Thomas Salter £100, on condi- 
tion that he pay £46 7s. 9d. due me from him or discharge for the same 
sum in part of what money I shall happen to owe him for my board at the 
time of my decease. To my nephew Edward Salter, son of my brother 
Thomas Salter, now supposed to be beyond the Seas, all my messuages, 
tenements; hereditaments, and premises with the appurtenances, lying in 
Willisham, Nettlestead, Often, and Badley, in the County of Suffolk, now 
in the occupation of John Heyward and Anne Goodwyn or their assigns. 
Also all my messuage or tenement commonly called the little White Horse 
situated in Ipswich, late the estate of Titus Camplyn, with all my right, 
title, and term of years in the same, to him the said Edward Salter his heire 
and assigns forever from and after his return into the Kingdome of Eng- 
land. My nephew Thomas Salter, one other of the sons of my brother 
Thomas Salter, his heirs or assignes, shall take the profits of all the said 
estates before devised to my said nephew Edward Salter until he shall re- 
turn into England ; and in case my said nephew Edward Salter shall not 
come over into England again, then I do give all the said estates to my said 
nephew Thomas Salter and his heirs forever. To nephew Thomas Salter 
all my messuage or tenement with farm, with all lands in Battisford and 
Barking in Suffolk, now in the occupation of Edward Bugg. To nephew 
Martyn Salter, one of the sons of my late deceased brother Martyn Salter, 
and his heirs forever, all my messuage, lands, tenements, and premises in 
Monks Ely in the County of Suffolk. To nephew George Salter and his 
heirs forever, one other of the' sons of my late brother Martyn Salter, all 
that my messuage or farm in Combes in the County of Suffolk, now in the 
occupation of William Barton. To Elizabeth Baker, widow, my niece 
£400. To Elizabeth Baker the younger, her only daughter, £100 to be 
paid out of my said messuage and lands in Willesham aforesaid, now in the 
occupation of John Heyward, at twenty-one or day of marriage. To nephew 
Thomas Bowes, son of my late sister Elizabeth Bowes, £100. To Eliza- 
beth Hudson widow, late the wife of John Hudson of Hadleigh deceased, 
and unto Theodore Salter, two of the children of my uncle Edward Salter, 
£5 apiece. To my said brother Thomas Salter, and to my brother-in-law 
Richard Bowes, to the aforesaid Thomas Bowes his son, and to my niece 
Elizabeth Baker, widow, £5 apiece to buy them mourning rings. To the 
poor of Battisford and Monkes Ely. To John Carter the elder of Stowm r - 
kett, Woollen draper, £5, and to John Carter the younger, his son, 20s. 
To brother-in-law Richard Bowes £50. All residue of plate, linen, and 
household goods to brother Thomas Salter. To Mr. John Bridge, minister 
of Battisford £10. Residue of goods, chattels, and personal estate to the 
aforesaid Martyn Salter and George Salter equally divided. Executors : 
Richard Bowes, Martyn Salter, and George Salter. Mr. John Bridge 
supervisor. [Signed] Geo. Salter. Witnesses: Richard Tastard, John 
Rust, John Glen, and Sam Waller. Proved 23 Mar. 1698 [probably a 
clerical error for 1695 — by our reckoning 1696 — as all wills in this Reg- 
ister both before and after were proved in this year] by Martin Salter 
and George Salter, nephews and executors. (P. C. C. Bond, 39.) 

[To be continued] 


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Before its destruction on February 15, 1876, the Great Elm was one 
of the chief objects of interest in Boston. Though a giant in size and of 
great age, it was noted principallj' for the beauty of its proportions. Prob- 
ably in existence "before the arrival of the first Colonists." it was of suffi- 
cient size to be noted upon the map of Boston engraved in 1722. From 
the largest branch tradition has it that some early executions took place. 
In later years hangings of a less serious nature occurred there for the ex- 
hibition of feeling against unpopular Tories. The tree was used by the 
Sons of Liberty as a meeting place, and from this it doubtless took its name 
of Liberty Tree. The Great Elm was nearly destroyed by a storm in 
1832, and was further injured in 1860 and 1869, but the tree's final de- 
struction was due to the gale of February, 187 6. 1 

At the stated meeting of the New England Historic Genealogical So- 
ciety held December 1, 1909, a committee 2 was appointed "to consider the 
location of the scion of the Old Elm and report thereon." Their report is 
as follows : 

Rev. George Hodges, D.D., in his very interesting address before the 
Society on December 1, 1909, stated that he had "that day stood at the 
site of the Old Elm on the Common and was pleased to see the healthy 
tree growing there, which was a scion of the original tree." He expressed 
the belief of thousands who think as he did. At the close of his address, 
when remarks were in order, one of this committee publicly stated that to 
his personal knowledge the present tree was not a sucker or a scion of the 
famed elm, but the actual one was now on the spot; to which it was re- 
moved fifty feet or so away, and should be properly marked. The appoint- 
ment of this committee followed. They observed early in their investiga- 
tions that the question was of much wider scope tlban was anticipated in 
the appointment. Having, as they think, discovered facts of interest to the 
general public, they have extended the report to cover the entire matter. 
This procedure was considerably strengthened by an article lately published 
in the Boston Evening Recordbj Courtenay Guild, Esq. He unceremonious- 
ly pricked the bubble when he remarked, "The newspapers of 1876 would 
quickly put an end to all discussion regarding the old elm on the Common, 
and show that the present elm is not even a sucker of the old tree. It 
simply illustrates how easy it is to falsify history concerning an event only 
thirty-three years ago." 

Before considering the question regarding the so-called scion, a few 
things can with propriety be said concerning the old tree. The investiga- 
tion has been very thorough and in no instance has evidence been found 
that the present tree, occupying the site of the old elm, is not one procured 
by Mr. John Galvin, the then city Forester, at a nursery in Dorchester, 
and planted out under his immediate supervision as a " Centennial Tree." 

'Drake, Old Landmarks and Historical Personages of Boston, pp. 329-31; ShurtlefFs 
Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, ed. S, pp. xxvi, 332-40 ; Stark's 
Antiquite Views of ye Towne of Boston, pp. 176-79. 

1 The committee consisted of Messrs. William Carver Bites, Thomas W. Sillowav, 
and Charles F. Read. 


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It would be a pleasant work for this Committee to give the testimony of 
distinguished citizens who knew well the origin of the scion, or sucker on 
the old lot, 8 and also of the new tree. It would also be interesting to speak 
of the many articles on the subject, published in the late daily papers. 
These give direct testimony and are more than interesting. But one of the 
lot, however, will be quoted from. That is by Alvah H. Peters, Esq., who 
for some years before the tree transaction and many after, was Boston's 
city Messenger who was particularly interested in planting the new tree. 
It was he who procured the granite blocks with a recess in one of them 
which was finally filled with documents and other things of interest, ce- 
mented up and placed under the trunk of the present tree. Mr. Peters 
was custodian of the box for a short time. The smaller of the two iron 
tablets now on the old tree-ground reads as follows : 

3 See Shurtleff, op. cit., p. 340, as follows : "When the Great Tree was measured in 
the spring of 1860, an offshoot was discovered, which had recently, in 1859, started 
from one of the roots on the westerly side of the main tree. This shoot is still alive, 
measuring over twelve feet in height, and about thirteen inches in circumference a 
short distance above the ground, and appears to have received due attention from those 
who have since that time had charge or the Common. Just where it emerges from the 
soil, there is a considerable cavity in the old tree ; and it would not be surprising if 
the young tree, vampire-like, were to grow and flourish on the life-sap of its parent ; 
and if care is continued to be given to it, it may hereafter succeed its parent and be- 
come noted in coming centuries as has its distinguished progenitor." 

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The Old Elm 

destroyed by a 

gaxe Feb. 15, 1876 

PLANTED A. D. 1876 

The committee, having uncontradicted and positive testimony of the two 
kinds named, do not hesitate to say that the tree now on the site of the 
Old Elm was new, and is in no way retated to the old tree. 

In regard to the sucker of the old tree, the committee state that it grew 
inside the iron fence onee around the old tree. It was about three and a 
half inches in diameter one foot above the ground, and was not far from two 
feet from the Old Elm. When the trunk was two inches in diameter a 
committee made an examination and reported that it grew from a small 
root of the original tree. Their report was published in the papers of the 
day. Mr. Thomas W. Silloway, a member of the present committee, was 
present at the planting of the new tree. It was Mr. John Galvin the 
city forester's opinion, as well as the judgment of others in authority, that 
to plant a new tree on the old site was a better work than to replant the 
sucker of the old one. A few weeks after the planting, Mr. Silloway was 
informed by Mr. Galvin that the sucker tree had been replanted, and he 
pointed out the place. It was north of the path leading to Charles Street, 
fifty-three feet from the site of the famed elm, on a line from the old tree 
to Walnut Street. Mr. Galvin went as superintendent of the city institu- 
tion at Deer Island, and Mr. William Doogue was appointed in his stead. 
Mr. Silloway talked with Mr. Doogue in regard to the old tree, the new 
one, and the sucker in its new location, all of which Mr. Doogue was fa- 
miliar with. He promised to put a proper tablet to mark the latter. The 
two st Mr. Doogue's request went to the old gingko tree on Beacon Street 
MalL near the Joy Street steps. They decided that the child of the old tree 
should be marked as the gingko tree was, and now is, but it never was 
dome. Mr. Silloway asked Mr. Doogue if there was anything peculiar and 
especially interesting about the young or sucker tree. Mr. Doogue replied 
" Indeed there is, and we'll go and see it." They went, and Mr. Doogue 
pointed out this peculiarity. On the northerly side, perhaps half way 
around, the bark was like that of all elm trees, the remainder or path side 
of it was of a very coarse texture and unlike that on the other side. That 
peculiarity exists to this day. On asking Mr. Doogue why this was so, 
he replied, " Why, this coarse bark was towards the old tree and not ex- 
posed to the sun as the other side was." The tree is somewhat inferior to 
the new one, and is in a sense vindication of Mr. Galvin's judgment. An- 
other testimonial of importance is from Mr. Frank M. Cowles, published 
in the Boston Herald. Among other things stated in the article is the fol- 

u I can confirm Mr. Silloway's statement in every particular . . . 
the real shoot was planted a little west of the old tree where I used to point 
it out to my friends when they visited Boston as a real descendant of the 
old elm. There was much severe criticism as to the motive which caused 
the transplanting." 

There is yet another question that may with propriety receive attention. 
For some years there was a policeman by the name of Thomas S. Adams, 
appointed 1855, left the force 1878, and died April 8, 1901. He was 
especially interested in the cultivation of trees, and had many and in va- 


Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 


riety in his rear yard at 804 Tremont Street. He entertained especial in- 
terest in the Old Elm, and in 1873 took three cuttings from it to root. 
Only one lived, which was taken to the sanitary ground on Flagstaff Hill 
and was cultivated with care by Mr. Noble, custodian of the place. Dur- 
ing his mayoralty Hon. Thomas N. Hart, with Mr. John W. Fraser, a 
member of the Common Council, in the presence of others did the initiatory 
work of planting the scion-tree as removed from the sanitary. 

The location is on the south side of the hill near the Soldiers' and Sail- 
ors' Monument. It is a healthy tree with the trunk eighteen inches in 
diameter. It is on a line from the monument to Park Square 70 feet from 
the former and 25 feet from the edge of the gravel path to the tree. 

Miss Adelaide M. Adams, daughter of the policeman Adams, residing 
at the old homestead, testifies to having many times visited the tree with her 
father, who constantly cared for it to the day of bis death. 

Much testimony of like nature has been presented confirmatory of the 
statements herein made in relation to all four of the trees. 

In consideration of the foregoing the committee believe the tree at pres- 
ent on the old site is an entirely new one, that the one on the hill is from 
a scion or cutting from the Old Elm, and the one fifty-three feet north of 
the old site grew dtireet from a small root of the famed elm or parent tree. 
They recommend that eaoh of the two be suitably marked with a granite 
stone set firmly in the ground, and with substantially these inscriptions. 
A t the soion-tree : 

*' This tree grew from a cutting from the Old Elm, rooted by policeman 
Thomas S. Adams 1873, planted here under the supervision of Hon. 
Thomas N. Hart, Mayor, and John W. Fraser, Councilman." 
At the sucker tree the following : 

" This tree sprouted and grew from a root of the Old Elm. "Was planted 
here by the city forester, John Galvin in 1876, soon after the parent tree 
was blown down." 


By Henby Ernest Woods, A.M., of Boston 
[Continued from page 43] 

30. Capt. Isaac 4 Woods (Isaac* Nathaniel, 1 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 
29 Oct. 1725, died at Pepperell, Mass., 25 Jan. 1812. K was a 
lieutenant and captain in the Revolution. 

He married three times : first Tetphena Parker, born at Groton 
15 Apr. 1736, died at Pepperell 8 Sept. 1756, daughter of Joseph 
and Abigail (Sawtell) of Groton ; secondly at Pepperell, 19 Jan. 
1758, Mrs. Amy (Willard) Hazleton, born at Harvard, Mass., 
25 Dec. 1730, died at Pepperell 10 Sept. 1758, daughter of Joseph 
and Elizabeth (Tarbell) of Lancaster and Harvard, and widow of 
Samuel of Harvard ; and thirdly at Pepperell, 11 Oct. 1759, Mart 4 
Woods, born at Groton 31 Jan. 1738-9, who survived him, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan 8 (15). 

Child by first wife, born at Pepperell : 

i. Abigail, 6 b. 25 Feb. 1756 ; m. at Townsend, Mass., 29 Jan. 1779, 
Moses Shattuck of Pepperell; d. 12 Feb. 1840. 

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Children by third wife, all born at Pepperell : 

ii. Amy, b. 23 Julv 1760; d. 2 Jan. 1778. 

iii. Isaac, b. 17 May 1762 ; served in the Revolution ; d. at Pepperell 20 

Dec. 1822; m. at Pepperell. 29 Nov. 17*7, Eijzabeth Shatttjck. 

b. at Pepperell 7 Jan. 1766. d. there 2 Mar. 1S37. dau. of Samuel 

and Elizabeth (Wesson) ; no issue, 
iv. Mart, b. 1 Dec. 1764; m. 14 June 1780, Joseph Whitney, Jr., of 

Pepperell, and Acworth, N. H. ; d. in 1S41. 
v. Trtphexa, b. 31 Jan. 1767 ; d. unm. 26 Oct. 1846. 
vi. Jonathan, b. 7 Apr., d. 10 Oct., 1769. 

76. vii. Jacob, b. 20 Aug. 1770. 

77. viii. James, b. 1 June 1772. 

ix. Lucr, b. 21 Jan. 1774: living unm. in 1804. 

x. Sarah, b. 26 Aug. 1776; mri3 Mar. 179S, Abijah Parker.. Jr.; d. 

before 1804. 
xi. Joseph, b. 26 Sept. 1779 ; living in 1804. 

31. Ephraim 4 Woods (Isaac,* Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 25 

Apr. 1727, died at Pepperell, Mass., 12 Aug. 1757. 

He married Bathsheba. , whose parentage is not known. 

She married secondly at Townsend, Mass., 7 Not. 1761, where she 
was then residing, John Petts, Jr., of Townsend. 

Children, the first one born at Groton, the others at Pepperell : 

i. Sybil, 5 b. 31 Mar. 1752. 

ii. Bebekah, b. 21 D«c 1754 ; m- at Townsend, 3 July, 1778 T Benjamin 

Lawrence, Jr. ; d. 30 Sept. 1830, 
iii. Lettna, b. 26 Mar. 1757. 

32. Nehemiah 4 Woods (Isaac* Nathaniel* Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 6 

Dec 1731, died at Hollis, N. H., 10 Nov. 1815. He served in the 

He married first at Hollis, 20 Apr. 1756. Sarah Lakin. born at 
Groton 22 Oct. 1735, death record not found, daughter of Isaac and 
Elizabeth (Shattuck) of Groton and Hollis; and secondly Mart 
, parentage not known, who survived him. 

Children by first wife, all born at Hollis : 

i. Sarah,* b. 26 May 1758; m. 29 Dec. 1784, John Boynton; d. 10 

May 1849. 
.78. ii. Jonas, b. 4 Sept. 1759. 

iii. Betsy, m. 8 May 1784, Lieot. John Brooks of Hollis and Hancock, 

N. H. ; d. 9 Get. 1798. 

79. iv. Xehemiah. 

80. v. Ephraim, b. 11 Sept. 1771. 

33. Brig.-Gen t . Henry 4 Woods (Isaac,* Nathaniel, 2 SamueP). bom at 

Groton 4 Sept. 1733, died at Pepperell, Mass., 5 Mar. 1804. He 
was a lieutenant in the French and Indian War, a major and 
lieutenant-colonel in the Revolution, a colonel in the Shays Rebellion, 
a brigadier-general of militia later, a trustee of Groton Academy, 
and represented Pepperell in the General Court of the State, besides 
holding other civil positions (see The Massachusetts Magazine, vol. 1, 
p. 244). 

He married first at Groton, 13 Apr. 1756, Deborah Parker, 
born at Groton 4 June 1736, died at Pepperell 22 June 1795. daugh- 
ter of John and Joanna (Ames) of Groton ; and secondly at .Pep- 
perell, 5 Oct. 1796, Mas. Elizabeth (Tatlor) Rogers, bom at 
Littleton, Mass., 10 May 1754, died there 20 Aug. 1835. daughter 


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of Elias and Elizabeth (Shattuck) of Littleton, and widow of Solo- 
mon of Pepperell. 

Children by first wife, the first two born at Groton, the others 
at Pepperell : 

L Henry, 6 b. 11 Dec. 1756. 

iL Deborah, b. 2 Aug. 1758 ; m. 29 May 1777, Simon Green of Pep- 
perell ; d. 3 Sept. 1840. 
Samson, b. 13 Sept. 1760. 
Sarah, b. 30 Nov. 1762 ; m. at Townsend, Mass., 13 Feb. 1781, John 

Hosley of Pepperell ; d. 8 Apr. 1814. 
Hannah, b. 4 Sept. 1764; m. 2 Oct. 1788, Cart. Silas Pierce of 

Peterboro, N. H. 
Abigail, b. 21 Oct. 1766; m. 25 June 1789, Caleb 5 Woods (34, i). 
Thomas, b. 6 Jan. 1769. 
Lydia, b. 23 Mar. 1771. Perhaps she m. 2 Apr. 1789, Bichard Fitch 

of Flintstown (now Baldwin, Me.). 
Milly, h. 28 Aug. 1772. Perhaps she m. at Townsend, Mass., 13 
June 1791, Lemuel Petts, Jr., of Townsend. 
x. Bebekah, b. 27 Mar. 1774 ; d. 6 Jan. 1778. 

Caleb 4 Woods (Isaac,* Nathaniel? Samuel}), born at Groton 22 Jan. 
1736-7, died at Dnnstable, Mass., 13 Aug. 1822. He served in the 

He married at Dunstable, 26 Nov. 1767, Betty Cummings, born 
at Hollis, N. H., 17 July 1746, died at Dunstable 8 Jan. 1837, 
daughter of Jerahmael and Hannah (Farwell) of Hollis. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

Caleb, 8 b. 4 Sept. 1768. 

Betty, b. 16 May 1770 ; m. at Groton 8 Mar. 1792, "William Fitch 

of Flintstown (now Baldwin, Me.) ; d. at Baldwin 5 May 1833. 
Stephen Jewett, b. 24 Nov. 1771. 

Catharine, b. 12 Sept. 1773 ; m. at Dunstable, 6 Dec. 1798, John 
Wright; d. at Lowell, 
v. Alethea, b. 23 July 1775 ; m. (1) (int. rec. 15 Apr. 1807) Davtd 
Gould of Tyngsborough ; m. (2) Dea. Joseph Winn of Hudson, 
N. H. ; d. at Tyngsborough 24 Oct. 1846. 
vL Noah, b. 23 Aug. 1777; d. unm. at Dunstable 16 Oct. 1829. 
viL Jonas, b. 24 Mar. 1779. 
viiL Beb ekah, b. 29 Mar. 1781 ; m. at Dunstable, 2 June 1807, Dr. Jacob 

Patch of Camden, Me. ; d. at Camden 18 Apr. 1854. 
ix. Henry Farwell, b. 10 June 1784; d. unm. at Dunstable 8 Apr. 

x. Hannah Farwell, b. 11 Aug. 1786 ; d. 1 June 1793. 

Capt. Solomon 4 Woods (Isaac* Nathaniel? Samuel 1 ), born at 
Groton 29 Aug. 1747, died at Dunstable, Mass., 3 May 1783. He 
served, in offices from sergeant to captain, in the Revolution. 

He married at Dunstable, 19 Apr. 1770, Mary Taylor, born 
there 17 Jan. 1749-50, died there 15 Feb. 1828, daughter of 
Samuel and Susannah of Dunstable. She married secondly at 
Dnnstable, 16 Feb. 1786, as his second wife, Lieut. Amaziah 
Swallow of Dunstable. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Mary, 8 b. 24 Jan. 1771; m. 25 Nov. 1790, Ephratm Nutting, Jr.; 

d. 28 July 1859. 
ii. Susanna, b. 12 Nov. 1772 ; m. 16 Jan. 1794, Asa Swallow of Pep- 
perell, Mass. ; d. at Dunstable 27 Apr. 1848. 
Isaac, b. 13 Feb. 1775. 
Asa, b. 17 Nov. 1776. 





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v. Diademia. b. 28 Oct. 1778 ; m. at Pepperell, 22 Dec. 1796, Nahum 
Swallow of Windsor, Vt. ; d. at Whitehall, LU., 5 Sept. 185S. 

vi. Prudence, b. 22 May 1780 ; m. at Pepperell, 25 Oct. 1798, David 
Pisk of Dunstable. 

89. vii. Solomon, b. 10 Apr. 1782. 

36. Lemuel 4 Woods (Aaron, 8 Nathaniel? Samuel 1 ), bom at Groton 23 

Sept. 1742, was living at Pepperell, Mass., in 1790. The dates of 

his marriage and of his and his wife's death have not been found. 
He married Sarah Holden, born at Groton 24 Mar. 1741, 

daughter of Stephen, Jr., and Sarah ( Wheel ock) of Groton and 

Shirley, Mass. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. at Groton 16 Jan. 1769; m. William Sabine of Putney, 
Vt. ; d. at Malone, N. Y., — Mar. 1855. 

ii. Hannah, b. at Pepperell 6 Oct. 1770 ; m. Elijah Whitney of Put- 
ney, Vt. ; d. at Worcester, Vt. 

iii. Molly, b. at Shirley 10 June 1772; m. (1) 13 Mar. 1793, Benjamin 
Warren of Shirley; m. (2) 15 Oct. 1799, Eleazer Bobbins of 
Lancaster, Mass. ; d. at Cambridge, Mass., 17 June 1845. 

90. iv. Stephen, b. at Shirley 3 May 1774. 

v. Lydia, b. at Shirley 15 Apr. 1776 ; m. (1) 13 Mar. 1798, Jonas Pushee 

of Pepperell; m. (2) 10 July 1798, James Masters of Hinsdale, 

N. H. 
vi. Emme, bapt. at Groton 20 Sept. 1778 ; d. 1780. 
vii. Aaron, d. young, 
viii. Levi, b. at Shirley 19 May 178 — ; m. Betsey Pratt of Brattleboro, 

Vt. ; said to have lived at Chittenden, Vt., and to have had five 

children; no further record obtained. 

37. Sergt. Moses 4 Woods (Moses, 9 Nathaniel? Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 

16 Feb. 1749-50, died at Acton, Mass., 3 May 1837. He served 
as sergeant in the Revolution. 

He married first Keziah , born in 1745, died at Acton 

17 Dec. 1791, in her 47 th year, parentage not known; and secondly 
at Westford, Mass., 16 Apr. 1793, Hazadiah Spaulding, born at 
Chelmsford, Mass., 22 May 1763, died at Acton 21 Apr. 1817, 
daughter of Lieut. Robert and Hazadiah (Johnson) of Chelmsford. 

Children by first wife, all born at Acton : 

i. Moses, 5 b. 21 Oct. 1772 ; living in 1832. 

ii. Aaron, b. 21 Dec. 1773 ; d. unm. at Hamburg, Ger., 3 Nov. 1796. 

iii. Joseph, b. 17 Nov. 1775. 

iv. Henry, b. 18 Peb. 1777 ; d. 7 Nov. 1854. 

v. David, b. 6 Aug. 1778 ; living in 1832. 

vi. Anna. b. 2 Mar. 1780; m. 24 Peb. 1805, David Chase of Littleton; 
living in 1832. 

vii. Daniel, b. 21 Nov. 1781. 

viii. Nancy, b. lti May 1788; m. at Concord, Mass., 29 Dec. 1808, James 
Sterns, Jb., of Concord, and Saratoga Springs, N. T. ; d. at Sara- 
toga 22 July 1849. 

Children by second wife, all born at Acton : 

ix. Sally, b. 9 June 1794 ; living unm. in 1832. 

x. Clarissa, b. 7 Aug. 1795 ; d. young. 

xi. Polly, b. 18 July 1796 ; m. 29 May 1817, Samson Stevens of 

Chelmsford; living in 1832. 
xii. John, b. 18 Dec. 1797; d. unm. at Westford, Mass., 11 Nov. 18B5. 
xiii. Aaron, b. 9 Apr. 1799 ; d. unm. (murdered) 6 Dec. 1872. 
xiv. Clarissa, b. 20 June 1800 ; d. unm. 23 Nov. 1833. 
xv. Charlotte, b. 25 Sept. 1801 ; d. unm. at Westford 28 Apr. 1S70. 


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Joseph 4 Woods (Moses* Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Pepperell, 
Mass., 3 Jan. 1754, died at Mason, N. H., 11 May 1830. He 
served in the Revolution. 

He married at Townsend, Mass., 17 June 1779, Mart WaUGH, 
born at Townsend 25 Apr. 1756, died at Mason 8 Jan. 1841, daugh- 
ter of James and Mary of Townsend. 
Children, all born at Mason : 

Joseph, 5 b. 27 Oct. 1782. 

Sewall, b. 6 Oct. 1764. 

Polly, b. 23 Aug. 1769; d. young. 

Sally (twin), b. 19 Apr. 1790; m. 13 Jan. 1811, John Swallow, 

3d.; d. 7 Oct. 1752. 
Betsey (twin), b. 19 Apr. 1790. 
Polly, b. 9 Mar. 1792. Perhaps she m. 23 Mar. 1809, Hcbbaed 

Eussell, Jr. 
vii. Nancy, b. 29 June 1794. 

39. Abel 4 Woods (Reuben, 3 Nathaniel * Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 2 Jan. 

1743-4, was living there in 1790. The records of his marriage and 
of his and his wife's death have not been found. 

He married Anna , whose parentage is not known. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

Abel, 6 b. 17 Feb. 1768. 

Benjamin, b. 10 Mar. 1770 ; d. at Richmond, Va., 29 Jan. 1822. 

Achsah, bapt. 5 May 1770. 

Anna, b. 15 July 1772. Perhaps she m. (int. rec. at Pepperell, Mass., 
2 Sept. 1809) Lieut. Benjamin Whitney of Pepperell. 

Philip, b. 16 Aug. 1774; m. (int. rec. 30 June 1798) Phebe Sawtell; 
said to have been associated with the Boston (Mass.) Museum ; 
d. at Williamsport, Pa., 5 Jan. 1828 ; no further record obtained. 

Bettt (church rec.), or Patty (town rec.), b. 16 Sept. 1776. Per- 
haps she m. at Boston, Mass., 3 July 1799, Daniel Cole. 

Nabby (church rec), or Elizabeth (town rec), b. 27 May 1779. 

Jacob, b. 21 Jan. 1782 ; d. at New Orleans, La., 13 Sept. 1809. 

40. Sergt. Timothy 4 Woods (Reuben* Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at 

Groton 3 May 1747, died there 16 May 1835. He served as 
sergeant in the Revolution. 

He married at Groton, 24 July 1771, Elizabeth Dalrymple, 
born at Groton 1 Sept. 1748, died there 25 Oct. 1827, daughter of 
' William and Elizabeth (Blood) of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Rebecca, 6 b. 11 Nov. 1771. 
ii. Timothy, b. 6 Feb., d. 11 Feb., 1773. 
ill. Anna, b. 3 Apr. 1774; m. John Varnum. 
iv. Abigail, b. 10 Jan., d. 16 Feb., 1776. 

v. Molly, or Maky, b. 31 Jan. 1778; m. in 1817, Christian Schultz 
of Charlestown, Mass.; living in 1843. 

Timothy, b. 11 Feb., d. 2 Apr., 1779. 

Sally, b. 8 Mar. 1780. 

Mitty, b. 27 July 1782 ; m. 5 Jan. 1S04, Oliver Rice j d. 8 Dec. 1849. 

Ede, b. 24 Apr. 1784. 

Mahala, b. 19 Dec. 1785. 

Lucy, b. 29 Feb. 1788; m. Samuel Hazen; d. 1 Dec. 1873. 

Abigail, bapt. 25 Apr. 1790. 

Eliza, b. 23 May 1795; m. 24 June 1825, Phtnehas Parker 
Fletcher ; living in 1833. 

41. Daniel 4 Woods (Reuben, 3 Nathaniel,- Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 27 

Jan. 1750-1, died there — Jan. 1822. He served in the Revolu- 














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He married Mrs. Ruth (Keep) Greek, born at Westford, 
Mass., 25 Mar. 1747, died at Grotou 12 Sept. 1825. daughter of 
Jabe^ and Experience (Lawrence) of Westford and Harvard, Mass., 
and widow of Benjamin of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Bettey, 8 b. 23 July 177S. 

ii. Ehoda, b. 9 Mar. 1780. 

iii. Hulda, b. 16 Aug. 1782. 

iv. Oliver, bapt. 2 Oct. 1785; probably d. young. 

42. Jonathan- 4 Woods (Reuben, 3 Nathaniel,* Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 
26 Apr. 1755, died there 7 Aug. 1825. He served in the Revo- 

He married at Groton, 12 May 1778, Alice Parker, born there 
6 Feb. 1752. date and place of death not known, daughter of Kobert 
and Deborah (Hubbard) of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

93. i. Reuben,* b. 3 Feb. 1779. 
Jonathan, b. 1 June 1780. 
Robert, b. 28 Apr. 17S2. 

Eunice, b. 23 Feb. 1784 ; m. 21 Dec. 1S12, Jason Williams. 
Luthek, b. 10 Mar. 1786. 

Sylvia, b. 6 Oct. 1788 ; m. (int. rec. 1 Oct. 1808) Melzak Dunbar 
of Boston, Mass. ; d. at Boston 23 July 1S62. 







43. Levt* Woods (Jonathaiu* Nathaniel, 9 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 10 

May 1753, died at Pepperell, Mass., in 1826. He served in the 

He married, intention recorded at Pepperell 16 Nov. 1776, Sibel 
Gilson, born at Groton 18 Jan. 1757, who survived him, daughter 
of Peter and Sybil (Whitney) of Groton. 

Children, all born at Pepperell : 

i. Sibel, 5 b. 23 Apr. 1777 ; m. 13 Mar. 1798, Timothy Blood. 
ii. Anna, b. 29 Mar. 1779 ; m. 19 Oct. 1803, Josbxa Adams of West- 
ford, Mass. 

94. iii. Levi, b. 20 Dec. 1781. 

iv. Polly, or Mary, b. 17 Apr. 1784; m. at Groton, 10 Mar. 1S03, 

Jeftha Shattuck of Pepperell; d. 30 Sept. 1865. 
v: Lydia. b. 8 Feb. 1786 ; m. 6 Oct. 1806, WnxiAU Root. 
vi. Luctnda, b. 18 Feb. 1788 ; d. — Mar. 1794. 
vii. Betsey, b. 9 Mar. 1790. 
viii. Sally, b. 4 Aug. 1792 ; d. — Mar. 1793. 
ix. John, b. 17 Jan. 1794. 
x. Walton, b. 8 Apr. 1797 ; living in 1828. 
xi. Hexby, b. 5 Mar. 1799. 

95. xii. David, b. 11 June 1801. 

44. Nahuji 5 Woods (James* Samuel, 3 Samuel, 3 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 

14 Nov. 1763, died there — Jan. 1820. 

He married at Groton, 17 Nov. 1785, Jane Dalrymple, bom 
at Groton 20 July 1763, died there — Dec. 1818, daughter o: 
William and Elizabeth (Blood) of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

Amelia, 6 b. 4 Oct. 1786; d, unm. at Westford. Mass., 6 Sept. 1847. 
Jane. b. 5 Nov. 17S8 ; m. 15 Oct. 1812, Semeon Gdlson of Boston. 

Samuel, b. 10 June 1790; m. 5 June 1S17, Catharine Gilson ; d. s; 

Groton 30 May 1S24. 




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Lewis ; d. 8 Aug. 

iv. Charlotte, b. 13 May 1792 j m. 26 Oct. 1815, Benjamin Edes. 
v. William, b. 8 Feb. 1794 ; d. at Groton 7 Feb. 1830. 
vi. Sarah Russell, b. 14 JaD. 1798 ; d. unm. at Groton 19 Dec. 1853. 
vii. Rosilla, b. 10 Apr. 1800 ; d. unm. at Westford 9 Sept. 1868. 
viii. Anne, b. 20 July 1804 ; d. unm. at Westford 15 Jan. 1845. 

Jotham 5 Woods (James,* Samuel, 3 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Gro- 
ton 3 Mar. 1766, died there 17 Mar. 1820. 

He married at Pepperell, Mass., 17 Oct. 1790, Mart Gilson, 
born there 7 May 1771, died at Groton — Aug. 1824, daughter of 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Shedd) of Pepperell. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Polly,* b. 15 Feb. 1791 ; d. before 1820. 
ii. Jotham. b. 13 Aug. 1792 ; d. before 1820. 
ill. Abi (dan.), b. 10 July 1794; m. after 1820, — 


iv. Mary, b. 23 Mar. 1796 ; living unm. in 1820. 
v. Lydia, b. 5 Mar. 1798 ; living unm. in 1820. 
vi. Zadock, b. 9 Sept. 1799; m. 12 July 1821, Roxey Blood; d. before 

vii. Ralph, b. 10 Mar. 1801 ; m. (int. rec. 20 Aug. 1828) Parmelia 

Wentworth; lived at Westford, Mass., and Brady, Mich. ; d. at 

Brady — Sept. 1847. 
viiL Edith, b. 19 Not. 1802; m. Booth; d. at Groton 16 Mar. 

ix. Rachel, b. 11 Aug. 1804; d. 28 June 1820. 
x. James, b. 11 Oct. 1806 ; m. At.mtra Green of Pepperell, Mass. ; d. at 

Westford 4 Mar. 1892. 
xi. Nahum, b. 6 Sept. 1808 ; d. 23 May 1820. 

Levi* Woods (William* Samuel, 3 Samuel, 3 Samuel 1 ) was born at 
Keene, N. H., 18 Feb. 1765. The parentage of his wife, and the 
place and date of their deaths, have not been found. 

He married at Keene, 29 Sept. 1790, Charlotte Farns worth. 

Children, all born at Keene : 

i. Levi, 6 b. 27 Aug. 1791. 

ii. Charlotte, b. 22 Sept. 1793. 

iii. Enoch, b. 8 Oct. 1795. 

iv. Silas, b- 6 June 1798. 

v. Elijah, b. 6 Apr. 1800. 

vi. Nathaniel Hills, b. 29 Oct. 1803. 

vii. Eber, b. 18 Feb. 1806. 

viii. William, b. 8 Feb. 1808. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. 29 May 1810. 

x. Elvira, b. 13 July 1813. 

47. Nathaniel 5 Woods (William* Samuel,* Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at 
Keene, N. H-, 10 June 1769, died at Dedham, Mass., 6 Aug. 1847. 
He resided many years at Packersfield (now Nelson), N. H. 

He married first at Keene, 24 Mar. 1791, Relief Wilder, born 
at Keene 12 Aug. 1772, died at Packersfield (Nelson) 30 July 
1824, daughter of Thomas and Lucy (Osgood) of Keene ; and 
secondly, 16 Feb. 1826, Mrs. Lucy (Sumner) Pease, parentage 
not known, who died — June 1859. 

Children by first wife, the first two born at Keene, the others at 
Packersfield (Nelson): 

i. Leafs, 6 b. 5 Apr.*1792; m. at Packersfield (Nelson), 28 Dec. 1813, 
Joseph Felt ; d. at Sullivan, N. H., 10 May 1849. 

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ii. Fanny, b. 17 Feb. 1794; d. at Packersfield (Nelson) 22 July 1795. 
iii. Fanny, b. 28 Feb. 1796; m. at Sullivan. N. H., 20 June 1851, as his 

second wife, Joseph Felt (see i; ; d. at Winchester, N. H., 25 

Feb. 1871. 
iv. Nathaniel, b. 20 Feb. 1798 : d. unm. S Dec. 1853. 
v. Nabby, or Abigail, b. 6 Apr. 1800; m. at Packersfield (Nelson) 28 

Nov. 1S22, Willard Guild; d. at Ironton, 111., 13 June 1874. 
vi. David, b. 17 Nov. 1802; drowned at Billerica, Mass., 10 Dec. 1824. 
rii. Isaiah, b. 28 Dec. 1804 ; m. Luctnda Johnson ; lived at Dublin and 

Harrisvflle, N. H. ; d. in California 9 Feb. 1855. 
viii. Samuel, b. 25 Feb. 1807 ; m. Harriet Gork ; lived at Packersfield 

(Nelson) ; d. at Keene 29 Sept. 1890. 
ix. Lucy, b. 12 Apr. 1&09 ; d. 4 Oct. 1814. 
x. Ader, or Emily Ada, b. 9 Jane 1811 ; m. at Brattleboro, Vt., 29 May, 

1837, Edmund Fales of Dana. Mass. ; d. at Troy, N. Y., 11 May 

xi. Hanson, b. 21 Mar. 1S14; d. 11 Aug. 1825. 
xii. William, or Willlvm Hanson, b. 21 June 1817; lived at Boston, 

Mass. : m. at Nashville (now Nashua), N. H., 9 Oct. 1844, Mariah 

Palmer Lhxis of Dorchester, N. H. ; d. at Nashua 5 Feb. 1S61. 

•48. Enoch 5 Woods (William, 4 Samuel* Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at 
Keene, N. H., 29 Jan. 1771, died there 25 Mar. 1836. 

He married at Keene, 1 Sept. 1789, Nabby, or Abigail, But- 
terfield, born in 1763, died at Sullivan, N. H., 9 Jan. 1821, 
aged 57, daughter of Thomas of Packersfield (now Nelson), N. H. 

Children, all born at Sullivan : 

I. Polly, 6 or Mary, b. 9 Jan. 1791 ; m. 15 July 1809, Charles Carter; 

d. at Nashua, N. H., 20 Aug. 1852. 
ii. Lydia, b. 5 Mar. 1792 ; m. 12 Jan. 1816, Benjamin Kemp, Jb. ; d. at 

Enfield, Mass., 21 Sept. 1871. 
Iii. Prudence, b. 9 May 1793 ; m. 1 June 1815, Capt. Rufus Mason of 

Dublin, N. H. ; d."at Sullivan 7 Sept. 1852. 
iv. Enoch, d. 7 Jan. 1798; m. 17 Dec. 1823, Elizabeth Frost; d. at 

Newport, N. H., 10 Feb. 1S26. 

•49. Solomon 5 Woods ( William,* Samuel* Samuel, 3 Samuel 1 ), born at 
Keene, N. H., 14 Oct. 1772, died there 29 Oct. 1837. He resided 
some years at Sullivan and at Gilsum, N. H. 

He married at Keene, 19 Mar. 1797, Betsey Mead, born at 
Lynn, Mass., 11 Oct. 1774, died at Glover, Vt., — Apr. 1868, 
daughter of David and Betsey (Johnson) of Lynn. 

Children, the first four born at Sullivan, the others at Gilsum : 

i. Chakles.* b. 14 May 1799 ; lived in Virginia. 

ii. Davtd, b. 5 Oct. 1801 ; lived at Java, N. Y. 

iii. William, b. 30 June 1803. 

iv. Solomon, b. 27 Sept. 1805; lived at Lowell, Mass. 

v. Abel Wilder, b. 12 Sept. 1807 ; lived at Cambridge, Vt. 

vi. Betsey, b. 18 July 1810; m. at Keene, 19 Jan. 1832, Horace Leonard; 
lived at Glover, Vt. 

vii. Sally Heekick, b. 2 June 1814; m. (1) at Keene, 4 May 1841, Leon- 
ard B. Hartwell of Fitchburg, Mass. ; m. (2) Sawtellb 

of Fitchburg. 

viii. Henry, b. 2 Oct. 1817 ; lived in Ark. 

50. Elijah 5 Woods ( William* Samuel* Samuel, 9 Samuel 1 ), born at 
Keene, N. H, 16 July 1778, died there 19 June 1852. 

He married at Packersfield (now Nelson), N. H., 5 June 1802, 
Sally Brown, born at Packersfield (Nelson) 13 Jan. 1778, died 
at Bellows Falls, Vt., 29 Oct. 1844, daughter of John and Mary of 
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152 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [April 

Children, all born at Keene : 

Abigail, 6 or Nabby, b. 24 June 1803 j m. 1 Feb. 1827, Joseph Gilman- 
Briggs; d. at Charlestown, N. H.. 17 Jan. 1889. 

Mary, b. 28 Aug. 1805 ; m. 3 Sept. 1826, Samuel Towns, 2d : d. at 
Keene 11 Apr. 1891. 

Oren, b. 1 July 1808 ; m. (1) 11 Feb. 1834, Charlotte Ellis ; m. (2) 
at Westmoreland, N. H.. 30 Aug. 1836, Dinah French; m. (3) 
MaryYardly; lived at Westmoreland ; d. 20 Jan. 1893. 

Henry, b. 17 Mar. 1811; m. in 1840, Susan Crosby of Dummerston. 
Vt. ; d. 17 May 1878. 

Sally, b. 19 July 1813 ; d. nam. at Charlestown. N. H., 9 Nov. 1832. 

Diana, b. 2 Nov. 1815 ; m. at Keene, 13 May 1837. George A. Graves 
of Brattleboro, Vt. ; d. 8 Feb. 1905. 

Delia, b. 26 May 1818 ; d. unm. 16 June 1837. 

George, b. 9 June 1822; m. at New Bedford. Mass., 21 June 1848, 
Anna M. Bramhall; lived at Boston, and now living at Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

51. Josiah 6 Woods (William,* Samuel,' Samuel* Samuel 1 ), born at 

Keene, N. H., 3 Sept. 1762, died there 29 June 1826. 

He married at Keene. 28 Dec. 1803, Nabbt, or Abigail, 
Nurse, born there 28 Apr- 1786, died at Maiden, Mass™ — Mar. 
1856, daughter of Benjamin and Mercy (Stevens) of Keene. 

Children, perhaps not in order of birth : 

i. Harry, 6 or Henry, bapt- at Keene 16 July 1816 ; lived at Stoddard. 
N. H. Perhaps he m. (1) at Rockingham, Vt.. 6 Nov. 1836, Han- 
nah Pierce ; and (2) at Keene, 2 May 1847, Emellne L. Cooke. 
Almon, bapt. at Keene 16 July 1816. 

Charity P. (twin?), bapt. at Keene 16 July 1816; m. at Boston, 
Mass., 9 Apr. 1848, Charles J. B. Moulton: lived at Boston: 
d. there 20 May 1849, aged 39. 
Josiah (twin?), d. at Keene 27 Oct. 1813, aged 4. 
Laura, bapt. at Keene 16 July 1816; m. at Boston, 28 Apr. 1850, as 
. his second wife, Charles J. B. Moulton (see iii) ; lived at Bos- 
ton and Cambridge, Mass.; d. at Boston 9 Apr. 1894. ased 81 y. 
Josiah, lived at Stoddard, N. H. 

Abby Ann, m. at Boston, 19 Dec. 1841, George W. Rollins ; lived 
at Roslindale, Mass. ; d. there 5 Jan. 1894, aged 76 y. 9 m. 
viii. William, bapt. at Keene 6 Nov. 1819 ; lived at Stoddard. N. H. 
ix. Melissa Russell, bapt. at Keene 5 May 1822 ; m. at Boston, 28 Apr. 

1842, Salma Kendall. 
x. Alonzo, d. unm. at New Orleans, La. 

52. Samuel 6 "Woods (Joseph* Joseph, 9 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), bom at Lan- 

caster, Mass., 2 Jan. 1759. died at Fairlee, Vt., 28 Mar. 1825, 
He married first at Lancaster, 5 Jan. 1785, Elizabeth* Woods, 

born at Leominster, Mass™. 12 June 1764, died at Fairlee 18 Apr. 

1817, daughter of Levi 4 (21) ; and secondly at Fairlee, Mes. Mary 

(Peters) Buell, whose parentage and dates of birth, marriage 

and death have not been found. 

Children by first wife, all born at Leominster : 

i Elizabeth, 6 b. 28 Apr. 1785; m. 6 May 1813, Ephralm Nichols; 

d. 2 Feb. 1824. 
ii. Sarah (family rec), or Molly (town rec), b. 24 Dec. 1786; m. 

Phtneas Sawyer. 
iii. Abigail, b. 4 Mar. 1789 ; d. unm. at Lowell, Mass.. 6 Apr. 1856. 
iv. Samuel, b. 12 Apr. 1791; m. at Lancaster, 13 Sept. 1814, Emily 

Wyman; lived at Keene, N. H 





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v. Vashti, b. 8 Apr. 1793; m. 25 Aug. 1316. Gardner Wilder; d. 4 

Dec. 1830. 
vi. Judith, b. 8 June 1795 ; d. num. at Leominster, 27 Nov. 1856. 
Tii. Josiah, b. 19 July 1797; in. at Vershire. Vt., 14 Jan. 1830, Hannah 

Almira Barrett; d. at Marshiield, Vt., 2 Apr. 186S. 

Child by second wife, born at Fairlee : 

viii. Harriet Buell, b. 19 Jan. 1822; m. at Berlin, Vt., 22 Mar. 1839, 
Theodore Atklnson Dodge of Montpelier, Vt. 

53. Asa 5 Woods {Levi* Joseph* Samuel? Samuel 1 ), born at Leominster, 

Mass., 6 May 1766, died before 1835. 

He married at Leominster, 29 Jan. 1789, Betset, or Elizabeth, 
Smith, born about 1765, died at Leominster 12 May 1839, aged 74, 
whose parentage is not known. 

Children, all born at Leominster: 

i. Levi, 6 b. 4 May 1789 ; d. 27 Mar. 1820. 
ii. Asa, b. 31 Oct. 1790; d. 7 July 1823. 

Hi. Sylvester, b. 9 Aug. 1792 ; m. Polly Smith of Rindge, N. H. ; d. 
2 Aug. 1S22. - - 

iv. Cephas, b. 30 Mar. 1794; m. ; d. 30 Dec. 1863. 

v. Lucenda, b. 28 Jan. 1796 ; d. unm. 13 Mar. 1835. 
vi. Sophia, b. 15 Dec. 1797; d. num. 20 Mav 1826. 
vii. Mary, b. SO Feb. 1800; d. unm. 20 Jan.*1825. 
viii. Betsey, b. 3 Jan. 1802 ; d. unm. 23 Nov. 1880. 
ix. Myra (twin), b. 18 Jan. 1804; d. unm. 1 Mar. 1852. 
x. Maria (twin), b. 18 Jan. 1804; d.9 Nov. 1819. 

54. Joseph 6 Woods {Levi* Joseph* Samuel? Samuel 1 ), born at Leo- 

minster, Mass., 29 June 1775, died there 4 Dec, 1847. 

He married at Leominster, 14 Dec. 1806, Eunice Powers, born 
at Leominster 3 Aug. 1787, died there 1 Apr. 1867, daughter of 
Levi and Polly of Leominster. 

Children, all born at Leominster : 

i. Eliza, 6 b. 25 Jan. 1807 ; m. 17 Aug. 1843, John Strattox ; d. 20 

Sept. 1878. 
ii. Leandek, b. 22 Oct. 1808 ; m. Adaline Baldwin ; d. in California 

9 Dec. 18€2. 
ill., b. 27 Sept. 1810; m. 2 May 1839, Sarah E. Whitney; 

d. 31 Jan. 1844. 
iv. Sallie, b. 22 Feb. 1812 ; m. 27 Oct. 1853, as his second wife, Dennis 

Derby (see vi) ; d. 15 Nov. 1875. 
v. Martha, b. 1 Oct. 1813; m. 31 Jan. 1856, as his second wife, 

Charles Widdieield (see ix) : d. at Worcester, Mass., 9 Feb. 

vi. Mary Rebecca, b. 31 Oct. 1S15; m. 14 May 1840, Dennis Derby- 

d. 27 Sept. 1852. 
vii. George, b. 27 Mar. 1818 ; m. at Athol, Mass., 31 May 1865, Mrs. 

Deborah Maria (Fay) Bourne: d. 25 May 1892. 
viii. Emory Joseph, b. 6 Mar. 1820; m 1 Jan. 1850, Maria Divol; d. 20 

July 1896. 
ix. Susax Minerva, b. 23 Aug. 1822: m. £5 June 1851, Charles Wid- 

difield; d. at Templeton, Mas^., 18 July 1853. 
x. Maria Eunice, b. 14 Nov. 1824; m. 23 May 1S4S, Josiah Kendall; 

d at Sterling, Mass., 8 Aug. 1890. 
xi. John Powers, b. 1 Jan. 1827; d. unm. 23 Nov. 1895. 
xii. Hexky Albert, b. 7 Aug. 1829: d. unm. 28 Jan. 1893. 
xiii. Christiana Sophila, b. 15 May 1832; m. at Boston, Mass., 26 May 

1875, as his third wife, John Coolidge of Westminster, Mass. ; 

d. at Bolton, Mass., 29 Oct. !89^. 
xiv. Caroline Amelia, b. 3 June 1833; m. 8 Feb. 1855, Benjamin Icha- 

bod Fiske of Lexington, Ma.55. : d. at Charlestown. Mass., 23 Dec. 



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55. John 6 Woods {John , 4 Joseph, 9 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Leominster, 

Mass., 19 Apr. 1771, died before 1825. 

He married at Leominster, 22 Oct. 1797, Sally Divoll, who 
died there in 1825, probably daughter of John and Elizabeth of 

Children, born at Leominster : 

i. John,' b. 8 Jan. 1798 ; living at Fairlee, Vt., in 1825. 
ii. Chaelbs, b. 10 Nov. 1799 ; d. before 1825. 

56. Joseph 5 Woods (John* Joseph* Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Leo- 

minster, Mass., 18 Sept. 1773, died there 7 July 1843. 

He married at Leominster, 14 Nov. 1826, Sdket Hoae, born at 
Littleton, Mass., 24 Oct. 1792, died at Leominster 14 Jan. 1834, 
daughter of Abel and Hannah (Hunt) of Littleton. 

Children, all born at Leominster : 

i. Laura Jane 6 (twin), b. 10 July 1827 ; m. 14 June 1854, John Thomas 

Harlow ; living at Leominster. 
ii. Lefe Ann (twin), b. 10 July 1827; m. at Worcester, Mass., 31 May 

1848, Alokzo S. Putnam of Sterling, Mass. ; d. at Worcester 6 

Dec. 1869. 
Charles Nichols, b. 8 Apr. 1829; m. 17 June 1860, Susannah 

Matthews ; d. at Leominster 29 May 1899. 
Clardxda, or Clara, b. 8 Feb. 1831 ; m. at Worcester, 1 Feb. 1854, 

George Gates ; d. at Leominster 7 Dec. 1865. 
v. Sarah (twin), b. 30 Dec. 1833; m. at Worcester, 29 Nov. 1855, 

Daniel E. Hunt ; living at Worcester, 
vi. Susan (twin), b. 30 Dec. 1833; d. worn. 1 Apr. 1854. 

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1832. Jan. 26. Mr. David house to Miss. Han. Sidelinger 
Feb. 5. Mr. Elbridge Hall to Miss. Mary Yarnah 

" 9. Mr. John Havener to Miss. Mary Nash. 
Mar. 1. Mr. Rob. Hiscock to Miss. Emeline Dodge 
Apr. 5. Mr. David Hatch to Miss. Olive Hall. 

Apr. 10. Mr. James Tukey to Miss. Bettsey Varnah. 
June 24 Mr. John T. Hilton to Miss. *Abigail Glidden. 
July 29. Mr. Israel Brown to Miss. Mary Hall. 
Sep. 2. Mr. Mace Shephard to Miss. Jane Chapman* 
Octo. 23. *Mr. George Hall to Miss. Hannah Hall. 
Nov. 8. *Mr. John Humes to Eliza Hidenham. 
Nov. 25. Mr. *James Brown to Almira Moodv. 


1910] Journal of Elder Phinekas Pillsbury 155 

Dec. 6. Mr. Jewit Hilton to Miss. Hannah Chapman. 

" 30. Mr. Joel Chap, to Miss. Mariah Chapman. 
1833 May 19. Mr. Jona. Oliver to Miss. Caroline Sidling. 
June 16. Mr. Wm. Curtis to Miss. Nancv Chapman. 
July 28. *Mr. John Hall to Miss. *Thankful Bryant. 
Octo. 29 Mr. Wm. Glidden to Miss. Jane Hussey. 
Nov. 21. Mr. Algenon S. Austin to Miss. Salone Glidden 
Dec. 25. Mr. George Hatch to Miss. Lydia York. 

" 29. Mr. Charles Eugley to Miss. Sabra Eugley. 

1834. Jan. 16. Mr. James Licener to Miss. *Loisa Hall. 
Apr. 3. Mr. Cushing Russell to Miss. Dorcas Rollings 
May 25. Mr. *John Ceiders to Miss Herriet Benner. 
June 15. Mr. Joseph Hall to Miss. Dorcas Teague. 
Sept. 14. Mr. Wm. Jones to Miss. Menervy Hatch. 

& Mr. Henry Varnah to Miss. Anne Hall 
Octo. 5. Mr. John Maddox to Miss. Mary J. Palmer. 
Dec. 7. Mr. Jacob Haha to Miss. *Mary Ann Chapman 
" 28. Mr. *Joseph Jackson to Miss. Winiford Lins. 

1835. Feb. 9. Mr. John A. Chap, to Miss. Jane Merrill. 
Feb. 26. Mr. Thomas Lawler to Miss. Mary Ann Hall. 

May 17. Mr. Daniel Moody Jr. to Miss. Mary Dunbar 
June 23. Mr. *Luman Avery to Miss. Rachel Chap. 
Aug. 13. Mr. Daniel Hall Jr. to Miss. Lucinda Hall. 
Sep. 28. *Mr. Sumner Chap, to Miss. Nancy Brow. 
Dec. 3. *Mr. Herry Hiscock to Miss. Martha Chap. 
& Mr. Craton Hiscock to Miss. Priscilla Chap. 

1837. Mar. 2. Mr. George Chap, to Miss. Mary J. Sidelin. 
July 13. Mr. Royal Jones Brdbury to Miss Jane L. Par. 
Augus 27. Mr. Sam. Maxwell to Miss. Emarentha Mower. 

—Nov. 5. Mr. John Harris to Miss. Hannah Keay. 

1838, Aug. 4. Mr. John Sawyer to Miss. Eleta Mower 
June 7. Mr. Ingerson Parker to *Miss. Perme. Park. 
Feb. 15. Mr. Joseph Teague to Miss. Jerusha Thurston 
Sep. 29. Mr. Cephas Wright to Miss. Nancy Merrill. 
Nov. 11. Mr. Calvin S. Coburn to Miss. Mary Keay. 

" 22. Mr. Joseph Merrill to Miss. Han. Mace. 

1839 June 20. Mr. James Pera to Mrs. Marribah Gray. 

1840 Sept. 17. Mr. Sam. R. Lemont to Miss. Jane Sawyer. 

1841. Nov. 11. Mr. John Hodgdon to Miss Olive Record. 

1842. Sep. 18. Mr. Wm. S. Parker to Miss. Mary A. P. Jack. 

& Mr. Joseph L. Jack to Miss. Mary Ann Parker. 
Nov. 2. Mr. Peter S. Mower to Miss. Sarah D. PUlsburr. 

1843. July 23 Mr. Cyrus M. Pratt, to Miss. Phebe W." Pills. 

1844. Apr. 14. Mr. Joiah P. Longley to Miss. Rebe. Ann Colby. 
May 12 Mr. George W. Foss. to Miss Emily Coburn 

Nov. 17. Mr. Albion P. Mower to Miss. Ann Larrabee 

1845. Feb. 13. Mr. Wm. R. Frye to Miss. *Milcent Mower. 


1846. Sept. 29. Mr. Morgan Brewester to Miss. Susan Robinson 
1847 May 25. Mr. Jefferson C. Willson to Miss *Cynthk M. Larrabee 

• Dead. 


Journal of Elder Phinehas Pillsbury 


1847 June 20. Mr. Humphry G. Rose to Miss. Ursula Rackley 

1848. Octo. 1 Mr. John W. Weeks, to Miss. Mary Dutton of White- 

Sept. 2. 1849 Mr. Phinehas P. Chap, to Miss Martha Jane Chap, 
both of Dam. 

June 14, 1851 Mar. Mr. George W. Jackman to Miss. Lucretia A. 
Pillsbury both of Hopkenton, N. H. 

Sarah D. Chapman our adopted daughter was born Nov. 15, 1823. 
Was mar. to Mr. Peter S. Mower Nov. 2, 1842. Their Child Charles was 
born *Sept. 26, 1849. Mary Jane Pillsbury, Phinehas' daughter was b. 
Feb. 1, 1823. David Calvin's son was born May 2, 1830. James Edwards 
Thomas Son was born Feb. 6, 1840. Sarah's Ch. Charles was born Sep. 
26, 1849. Mariah Seavey was born April 11, 1851. 

My Father's 2 d family by his 2 d Wife Sarah Dickenson. 
Bettsey was born May 9, 1775, died June 13, 1776. 
Apphia was born Jan. 6, 1777. Died August 31, 1807. 
Parker was born July 23, 1778, Died Octo. 20, 1801. 
Paul was born June 6, 1780, Still living 1850. 
Sam. 1 was born March 28, 1782, Died Aug. 22, 1784. 
Oliver was born Octo. 29, 1783. Still living 1850. 
Sam. 2d. was born June 12, 1786. Still living " 
Enoch was born *May 9, 1788. Died 1818.« Feb. 15. 
Sally was born Dec. 14, 1789. Still living in 1850. 
John 1 was born Sept. 25, 1792. Died Nov. 9, 1793. 
John 2, was born May 29, 1795. Still living 1850. 
My Mother Sarah Dickenson Died April 13, 1827. 

Father Wood's familt record. 

Father Capt. Joseph Wood b. in Beverly Mass. 1720 

Israel Wood born Octo. 27, 1744, Died Nov. 13, 1 800. Married to Phebe 
Holt* Who was b. Feb. 9, 1752. Died Feb. 12, 1831. Phebe Woodb. 
April 22, 1762. Maried to Phinehas Pillsburv, Octo. 21, 1788. D. Sept. 
14, 1801. Anna Wood b. April 18, 1771. Died Dec. 19, 1776. 

Lois Wood b. Feb. 6, 1774, mar. to Ezra Parker Dec. 27, 1791. Anna 
Wood 2d. born Nov. 14, 1776, died April 11, 1841. 

Ruth W. born Nov. 15, 1779, mar. to James Savage March 7, 1811. 
Israel W. born July 20, 1782, mar. to Joanna Parker Dec. 15, 1808, died 
May 25, 1831. 

Joseph W. born April 1, 1785. mar. to Hannah Johnson Nov. 7, 1813. 
died Jan. 26, 1834. Hannah W. born Jan. 27 1788. mar. to Isaac Perry 
Dec. 26, 1815. died Octo. 31, 1846. Sam. Holt W. born July 19, 1791. 
died May 2, 1827. 

Their ages, when died, and now living Mar. 1851. 

Father Wood died at the age of 56, his wife 79. Phebe W. died at age 
of 32 and 5 months nearly. Anna W. died at the age of 5 years 8 months. 
Lois W. now living at the age of 77 one month. Anna W. died at the age 
of 67 and 6 months. Ruth W. now living at the age of 71 and 4 months. 
Israel W. died at the age of 48. & 10 months. Joseph W. died at the age 

* Dead. 

1910] Journal of Elder Phinehas Pillsbury 157 

of 48 & 9 months. Hannah W. died at the age of 57 & 11 months. Sam. 
H. W. died at the age of 37 & 10 months. Ez. Par. died 1818 aged 51 
years. Ezra Parker b. 1767. *Sept. 24, 1768. 


Cap. Joseph Wood, Grandfather. Died in Bluehill June 20, 1813. aged 

Henry Jaques Carpener came [from England] to Newbery 1640 m. Anna 
Knight Octo 8, 1 648. He died Feb. 24, 1687 aged 69. She died Feb. 22, 
1705. Ch. Henry July 30, 1649. 

Mary Nov. 12, 1651. &died Octo. 23, 1653. 

Mary 2 born the same day. Richard 1658. 

Stephen Sep. 9, 1661. Sarah March 20, 1664. 

Daniel Feb. 20, 1667. Elizabeth Octo 28, 1669. 

Ruth April 14, 1672. Abigail March 11, 1674. 

Hannah, unknown. His Son Henry mar. & died before 1687, leaving 
one son Henry. Richard m. Ruth Plumer Jan. 18, 1682. and drowned 
May 28, 1683. Ch. Richard Dec. 5, 1682, he died and they another bom 
Jan. 6, 1684. Whom she called Richard. Stephen m. Deborah Plumer 
May 13, 1684 Ch. Stephen b. July 28, 1686 [d. 1779, a. 93] Sam. March 
9, 1692. Mary Sept. 26, 1694. Sarah Sep. 23, 1697. Richard April 1, 
1700. *Benj. Sept. 23, 1702 [d. Sept. 13, 1782, a. 80] Ann Feb. 25, 1705. 
Daniel m. Mary Williams Mar. 20, 1693f. Ch. Daniel Dec 27, 1693.f 
Richard Feb. 2, 1696.f Thus far the Jaques family. The Pills, fam. 
stand thus. William it is said came fr. Staffordshire Eng. about 1641, his 
wife was Dor. Crosby. He died June 19, 1686. Ch. Caleb Jan. 28, 1654, 
died July 4, 1680. William Jr. July 7, 1656. Experience Apr. 10, 1658. 
Increase Octo. 10, 1660. Thankful Ap. 22, 1662. Joshua June 20, 1664. 
Moses Job & Abel [no record] Wm. Jr. m. Mary Kenny Dec. 3, 1677. 
Ch. Wm. March 22, 1680. Exp. April 16, 1682. Wm. 2 July 7, 1687. 
Lydia Dec. 25, 1689. Increace Jan. 5, i695. Apphia May 8, 1700. 
Moses m. Susana Worth 1668. Ch. Joseph June 9, 1670. [Moses Jr. b. 
1673] Dorthy Ap. 9, 1675. Susan Feb. 5, 1677. Judith Mar. 16, 1679. 
Caleb July 27* 1681. Hannah May 3, 1686. Job. m. Kathrene Gavet 
& My Grandfather 

His Ch. Daniel b. Sep. 20, 1678. Josiah Ap. 17, 1686. Abel m. Mary 

. Ch. Joshua b. Ap. 12, 1679. John Sep. 13, 1682. Jacob. Mar. 

20, 1687, Abel Ap. 12, 1690. Eliz. Mar. 20, 1694. Moses Son Joseph 

m. Sarah . Ch. Joseph b. Jan. 16, 1695. Moses Sep. 19, 1697. 

Nathan June 3, 1699. Moses Jr. m. Abigail Rolf 1698. Ch Moses b. 
Jan. 1699 [d. 1786, a. 87] Abigail Aug. 9, 1/00. Job's son Daniel m. 
Sarah Allen 1703. Moses' Son Caleb m. Sarah Morse 1702. . . . 


1816. Jan. 25. David Webster to Martha Gliddin. 
May 19. James Benner to Hannah Wyman. 
July 18. Zacheus Mahew to Sarah Thare. 
" 28, Daniel Oliver to Jane Davidson. 
Octo. 31. James Barstow to Mary Flint. 

* Dead. 

t On page 111 these dates are given 1793, 1793 and 1796, which are probably correct. 

[To be continued] 



Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


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Transcribed by iliss Elizabeth Frexch, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

If I find Jno Lealand bound to Virg or Maryland I must write to his father 

a Tapeweaver in Salford. 
Richard Hilton Apprentice to m r Bryan Blundell for 1 1 Yeares to Comen[ce] 
from his first Arrivall in Virginea Or Maryland, Indenture dated 28 of 
October 1697. 

Martin Heyes, Apprentice to Thomas Johnson j r Esq r (or Assignes) for 4 
Yeares to Comence from his first arrivall in Virginea Or Maryland In- 
denture] dated y e 27 day of October 1697. 

William Mosson Apprentice to Lewis Jenkins for 5 Yeares to Comence 
from his first Arrivall in Virginea Or Maryland Indenture dated the 29 
day of October 1697 

Isabell Conley' Apprentice to Lewis Jenkins for 7 Years to Comence from 
hir first Arrivall at Virginea Or Maryland Indenture dated y e : 23 day 
of Octobr 1697 

Margery Blundell to Henry Farar for 4 Years to Virginea [or] Maryland 
Indenture dated y e 11 : day of Novb r 1697. 

Law : GillGrist to Henry Farrar for 7 Years to Virginea* [or] Maryland 
Indenture dated y 6 1 1 day of Nov r 1697 

Tho: Silvester to Henry Farrar for 7 Years to Virginea Or Maryland 
Indenture dated y* 11 "day of Nov r 1697 

Isabel Conley to Lewis Jenkins for 7 Years to Virginea Or Maryland In- 
denture dated y** 23 day of Nov 1 1697. 

J n0 Leek to m' Lewis Jenkins for 5 Years to Virginea Or Maryland In- 
denture dated y* first day of December 1697 

W m Ludloe [?] of Bradfrd in Yorkeshire App r to m r W m Chantrell for 5 
years to Virgin* or Maryland 

W m Gibson to Eandle Galloway for 4 Years to Virginea or Maryland 
Indenture dated y e first day of December 1697 — 

jno "Webster to Randle Galloway for 8 Years to Virginea or Maryland 


] 97 

Jan 3 



Green (p r m r Parrs order) to W m Chantrele for 4 yeares. 
Haddam (p r ditt order [ ] same. 

Paul Leighmans Indnt to Randle Galloway for 9 yea[rs]. 
J no Moores Indnt to Eandle Gallowa[y] 9 yeares 
Georg. Worrs of y e County of Lancast App. to Ra[n]dle 
Galloway for Eight Yeares to Virginea or Maryland [] now 

'This list, comprising over 1500 names, is to be found in the back of vols. 5 and 7 
of the Records of the Corporation of Liverpool, deposited in ths Town Clerk's Office, 
Leasing Department, Liverpool. The entries were originally arranged chronological- 
ly, but vol. 5 has been rebound and the pages have been misplaced. The entries are 
apparently not official, and most of the writing can only be described as scribbling. 
The writer or writers — the entries seemingly being made by three different scribes — 
were evidently employed to draw up the indentures. The words " pd." and "deliv- 
ered" in the margin appear to refer to the indentures, and there is one entry stating 
that twenty shillings was paid for four indentures. — E. F. 

The use of apostrophes at the end of words has been rendered necessary to represent 
the signs of abbreviation in the original manuscript. 

1910] Emigrants to America from Liverpool 159 

drawn pr Capt Claytns man. 
ditto") Rich" Jones of Carnarvon Apprentice to Eandle Galloway 

die j for Eight Yeares to Virginia or Maryland this Indent, was 

drawn p Capt Clavtn man. 
Janu' : 5 ) Maudlin Dauis of Ruthin of Wales App' to m r W m Webster 
97 J to Virgin or Maryland for 5 yeares delivred 

Katherine Perry of Ruthin to him for y* same time, deliverd. 
Joan Rowland of Bangor in Wales to him for y e same time 

Richard Jones of Denbyshire for j* same time delid 
Edward Jones of Willison in Cheshire for v* same time deli'd 
Thomas Cook of Frodsham for j* same time delid 
Wilhu Smith of Dover for 4 yeares. delid 
John White of Cicester in Glocester shire 4 years [delid] 
Jno Tonnard for Barbadoes 
97 Hugh Gryffeth of Denby to Randle Gallowai 4 yeares 
W m Gryffeth to y* 3 same for j* same time 
Hugh Partington to Randle Galloway 4 yeares 
James Walker to ditt 4 yeares 
J no Thomas of St Asaph to Randl Gall 4 years 
Hugh Roberts of Anglesay in wales to Jonath Livesey 4 years 
J n Gryffin of Carnarv 4 years 
Ann Jones of Anglesey to ditt 6 yeares. 

Jan' 8. 



8. < 








To J n0 . Marshall Mast of Y e Ann And Sarah 

Henry Ripley of York 4 years. 

Daniel Showland of Cork 4 years 

jno Wilson [?] of Nycrofte in Lecestershire 4 years 

James Eccles of Loughlavin in Ireland 4 years 

J DO Steward of London 4 years 

April 19-98 Thomas Evans of Denbyshire Carpent. App r 4 years for Pen- 
sylvania to Rich d Adams & W m Lewis 

For Barbadoes or some of y® Barbba' Islands 
May y e 5-1698 

Joseph Stile of Talkell Hill 2 Staffordshi' bond' 4 years 6 m° 
James Gordon 
ditto die W m English of Fur in Scotland 4 yeares 

ditto die Samul Wallington of Presbury 4 yeares 

ditto die Roger Sharpies of Lealan' 4 yeares 

ditto die Rich* 1 Hughes of Mould 4 yeares 

May 11— '98 Thorn' : Prichard of Beaumaris 7 yeares 
ditto die Peter Jones of Flintshire 4 yeares 

May 16 J no Prior of Pisor in Flintshire 4 veares 

June 7-98 W m Russel of Kinsale 4 yeares 
July 5. 98 Joseph Stile of Staffordshire ap r m' Gordon 4 4 veares* 

W in English of Scotland 5 


3 This entry crossed out. 

160 Emigrants to America from Liverpool [April 

June 21-98 Jane Horton [or Foster] of Windle Apr. to m' Edw. Tarleton 

4 yeares 
June 21-98 Rich' d Cowlund [?] of Thornton Leicastia app r to m r Gordon 

7 yeares — 16 

William Wilson of Langton in s d County to ditto 8 yeares 15 

June 27 Jonathan Davis to ditto 4 yeares 4 yeares 19 

— 27 Augustine Ca [rr?] 4 yeares 4 yeares 17 

— 27 Rich 1 Werton to ditt 4 yeares 4 years 1 8 

July 2 d 98 J n0 Mason son of J no Mason of y e Citty of London J 

Marrin r deceas d App r torn J n0 Thomas to Vir- V 7 yeares 
ginea or Maryla fr 7 years ■ Seaven Yeares ) 

W m Mason Apr to y e same fr. 7 yeares 7 yeares 

July 7 '98 William Holt of Preston o a Hill in Cheshire Apr' torn), 
p' Edward Tarleton to Virgin or Maryland for 4 yeares 

p' Georg Oldham to ditto 4 yeares 4 















July 8 torn' James Gordon for Barbadoes Humphry Roberts 7 yeares 

11 Carnarvanshire 

W m Gryffith Cardiganshire 4 

Peter Prier Denbyshire 7 

J n0 Browne of Lincolnshire Stationer 4 

Maurice Roberts of Denbyshire 7 

Rich d Merton of Denbyshire 7 

J no Hughes of Merionithshire Sawyer 4 

Peter Matthew Denbyshire 4 

July 8. 98. Henry Dauis son of Charles Dauis of Denby Apr ) . vearea 
to m r Peter Atherton for 4 yeares ) 

Jno Roberts Son of Edw 4 Roberts of Queeklevs. ) . 

Flintshire j 4 yeares 

J" son of J n Lloyd of Abergelly Denbyshire 9 yeares 

July 19. 98 Laurence Dounes of Maxfield* to m r Ja : Gordon 4 yeares 

July 13. 98 Hugh Powell of Dublin ; blacksmith to m r Gordon 4 years 14 
July 19. 98 Ann Green of Bretherton to m r Tarleton for 4 year 

Mary Smith of Grosli Parish Flintshire to ditto 4 yea' 

July 22 Rich d Evans of Carnarvan to m r Gordn 4 years 1 

Elkana Telson 7 years 2 

W m Roberts of Denbyshire 4 years 3 

July 27. 98 Thomas Lloyd of Cardiganshire to m' Thomas 4 years 
27. 98 Watkin Prier of Cardigan to m' Thomas 4 years 

July 27. 98. J no Harrison of Babington to m' J™ Thomas to Virginia 
8 yeares 
W m Chanceller of Harbro in Yorkshire to ditto 7 yeares 
Rowland Jones of Ruthen to ditto 5 yeares 

Elin Cook of London Spinster 5 yeares 
Margarett Daughter of J no Blake of London to ditt 4 yeares. 

4 Macclesfield. 

— -- -TTiTri 

1910] Emigrants to America from Liverpool 161 

J no Bird of Preston in Oxfordshire [sic] 4 yeares 
July 29. 98 Gaynold Thomas of Carnarvon to m' Tarletn 4 yeares 
July 29. 98 Thomas Row of Flintshire Taylor apr to m r Gordon 4 yeares 
Aug 13 1698 Joseph Troughweare of Crosbie in Cumberland ~) 

Taylor Apr. to m' Henry Brown for Virginia > 4 yeares 
or Maryland for ) 

W m Kitchin of Erton in Cumberland Taylor to ditto for 4 
Aug 1 17 John Stedman of Padnam 5 Lancast to m' Edw d Tarlton to 

. Virg for 4 yeares. 

Aug 1 23 J no Prescott to m r J no Thomas for 4 yeares 

Aug' 24 J no Pritchett of Wrexam to m' J n0 Thomas 7 yeares 

Tho : Powell of Wrexam to ditto 7 yeares 

Hugh Jones of Wrexam to ditto 7 yeares 

Hugh Lealand of Westhoughton to ditto 7 yeares 

Ann Blyth of York Citty Spinst. to ditto 4 yeares 

2 d Sept Thomas Ellis of Dalirauen in Wales to D° 7 yeares 

Aug 81 27 Joseph Reyburne of Waser in Staffordshire shoo- f g veares 
maker Appr. to m r Bryan Blundell for Virginea. ( 
29 Thomas Dunbalin son of W m Dunbalin to m' Tar- 

leton 6 yeares 

29 John Foster of Bethopricke to ditto for 4 yeares 

29 John Kirk App to ditto 4 years 

29 J n0 Jones of Wrexam Hannah his Wife and a ) , ^o-,. 
Child J * y ^ 

30 : Gryffith Thomas Labourer 4 yeares 

30 : Eliz : Markley of Latham 5 years. 

Augs* 31 Jonas Dauis of Corke to m r J no Thomas 4 year 

31 Rich d Owen of Flintshire to ditt 4 year 
31 Henry Bond son of James Bond near Garstan to 

ditt 7 year 

Sep' 2 d Thomas Ellis of Dalmen in Wales to ditt for 4 year 

Sep* 5 Eliz : King daughter of Abra' King of Dublin to 

m r Porter 4 year 

Charity Barlor of Kilkenny to ditto for 5 years 
Sept 1 ?" 1 John Thelfell of Preston Gardiner to m': H: 

Browne 4 years 

7. J no Dobson of Bolton in Lancashir to ditt 4 year 

7 : Ralph Kettle of Warmingham in Cheshire to ditt 4 year 

7. Henry Bell of Carlisle to ditt 4 years 

7. James Boudler of Ossesstry 6 in Shropshir ditt 4 year 

Sept r 10 John Owen to John Thomas 4 Years 

10 Edw* Jones to D° 4 Years 

13 Robert Tongue to m' Henry Browne for 4 Years. 

14 Eliz : Wilson of Kirkham in y e fild to m r Edw d 

Tarleton 4 yeares 

14 Edw d Steele of Westtirlie to m r Thomas 4 Yeares 

14 J no Ducker of Tarvin Taylo. to m' Thomas 4 yeares 

* Padiham. 
9 Oswestry. 




Emigrants to America from Liverpool 

Rich d Darrel of Chester to m' Thomas 
Eliz Barlow of Knutsfrd to m' Thomas 
Hannah Vaughan of Chester to m' Thomas 


4 years 
4 years 
4 yeares 

febra' 17 97 William Ertome of y e Citty of London Apprentice to W m 
Webster to Virginea or Maryland for 4 year 
Jaiie Evans Denbyshire to m' Webst 5 years dehV 1 
Henry Evans Denbyshire 4 yeares deliv* 1 
Mary Gryffith of Merionthshire 4 years deliv* 
A me Watkins Denbyshire 4 year deliV 
Robert Matthew Denby 9 years deliV 1 
Robert Jones of Denbvshire 4 vears delivered 

Jan 28 

Jan 28 

Jan 28 




Febr 24 tt 

Elizabeth Jones near Ruthen to m' Webt 5 years deliv* 

Ann Jones of Rixam 7 delivrd 

Rob' Williams near Ruthen 7 delivrd. 

Tho : Davies of Denby 7 delivd 

Mary Tue of Houghtonton \*ic\ in Cheshire 5 dehV 1 

Tho : Babington of Aperton 1 in Cheshire 9 

Joan Williams of Ruthen 5. deliv 4 

Ellen Hughes of Ruthen 5 deliv 4 

Thomas Owen of Denby 7 deliv* 

Katherine Hughes of Ruthen 5 deliv 4 

Feb 28 Rich d Edward 4 year of Denby deliverd 

dehV 1 2 March 4.97 W m Bennet of Ashburne Darbyshire dehV 

March 10. 97 


Thomas Steward of Widdenbury 8 Chester 7 yeares delrv* 
Thomas Whitaker of Eastquein Cheshire 8 yeares deliv 4 
J no Bright Uxbridge Middlesex 4 year dehV 1 
J°° Dauis of Wopping Middlesex 4 year deliv 4 
Georg Baddoe of Gee Shropshire 4 years deliv 4 
Edw* 1 Buckley of Bugleton 9 Cheshire 4 year dehV 1 
William Dickinson Farn 10 Chesher 4 year deliv* 1 
Joseph Jinkins of Warton in Chesher 4 year dehV 1 

March 16. 


Samuel Low of Nutsford Chesher 4 yeares deliv* 5 
Thomas Farrel of Dublin 4 veares deliv* 1 

March 21. John Baggeley Apr to W m Webst r his selfe 4 year dehV 1 
21. Joseph Brosier of London [ ] 5 years deliv 4 
21. John Stol of Sunhen 9 year deliv* 1 
21. Margerv Hunt of Knutsford Cheshir 5 year deliv 4 

March 23 "/ 8 

Henry Prescott of Wigan to m' W m Webster 4 years delivr" 1 

' Appletrm. 
* Wvbanbnry. 
•"Farndo-, probably. 

1910] Emigrants to America from Liverpool 163 

delv* 3 d March 24 '" 

Ann Coulburne of Preston 8 years 
delv* 1 4. Peter Fothn' of Tatnal 11 in Cheshir 4 years 

March 24 97 fit Hugh Jones of Wrixan to m' W m Webster 9 years dehV 

fit J n0 LLoyd of Denbyshire 8 yeares deliv d 

fit Charles Webster of Denby 8 yeares dehV 1 

fit William Hughes of Denbyshire 

fit Edw d Hughes of Flintshire 
dehV 1 Edw d Howel of S l Asaph Flintshire 

fit J n0 Morgan of Denbyshire 

Edw d Roberts of Denbyshire 

fit Gabriel Roberts of Flintshire 

fit Thomas Hughes of Ruthen 

fit Rob' Hughes of Denbyshire 

fit Thomas Roberts of Denbyshire 

fit Thomas Perrey of Denby 

Owen Hughes of Ruthen in Wales 


deliv d 


deliv 4 


deliv d 


deliv d 


deliv d 


deliv d 


deliv d 




deliv d 


deliv d 



April 1 fit 98 Eliz. Roberts of Denbyshire m' W m Websf 

fit Margtte W 113 of Anglesey 5 

fit Dorathy Edwards Denbyshire 7 

fit James Yates near Blackburn 4 

April 13 Charles Shehy [?] of Dublin 4 yeares deliv* all 
Thomas Moor of Dublin 4 yeares delid all 
J no Edmunds of Merionthshire 4 yeares del d all 

April 13. 98 Robert Warner of Glocestershire 4 yeares deliV 1 
Thomas Morris of Shropshire 4 years dehV 1 
Rich d Worden of Essex 4 yeares deliv 51 

Jan 21 

Jan 21 

Jan 21 

Jan 21 

Jan 21 

Feb 18 

Feb 18 

Feb 18 

Jan 28 97 

28 97 

Feb 28 

Jn 28 

feb 28 

Feb 28 

Feb 28 

Feb 28 




>' Tattenhall 

Rob* Hughes of S e Asaph to m T Webster deliv 4 

W m Ellis of Clantastelh in Wales 7 years dehV 1 

John Alvin of Shaftsbery in Dorsetshire dehV 1 

John Hughes 7 years deliv* 1 

William Dauis of Caires in Wales 7 years deliv* 1 

Thomas Humphrey 9 year M r Webster deliv d 

Edw d Jones Merionithshire 4 year 

Eliz Grytfeth five yeares delivred 

Rich d Jones of Carnarvan to W m Webster for 4 yeares delir 1 

Ann Watkins 4 years 

jno Thomas 9 year Denby 

Finlh Morris 9 year Denby deliv* 1 

W m Hughes 9 year Denby deliv* 1 

Tho Roberts 9 year Denby deliv* 1 

J°° owens Carnarvanshire 6 year deliv" 1 

Owen Jones of Anglesey 4 year deliv d 

Christian Ireland of Chester 4 years deliv 4 

John Jones of Anglesey 4 years deli d 

Henry Perry Montgomerishire 4 year dehV 1 


Feb 3. 97 

Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


Jacob Boulton of Ashton Canes" in Wilshire Seu' to m' 

Jonatha' Lievsley for tbree yeares 
William Darter Apprentice to y* 5 same for 3 yeares & borne 

in y* 5 same Parish 
William Prior of Flintshir Apprentice to y e same for 4 year 


Feb. 16. 
Feb. 16. 
Feb 16 
Feb 16 
Jfn. 28 
J?n. 28 
Feb 16 
Jan. 28 
Feb. 16 
Jan 28 

Henry Brobbin of Warrington 5 yeares to W m Webster deliv* 1 

J n0 Brobbin ye same tearme deliv" 

Eliz. Brobbin ye same tearme delivrd 

Mary Cloud of y 6 same same tearme deliv* 1 

Mary Norman of of Egermun' 13 same tearme dehV 1 

Isabel Troughton of Caton same tearme deliv d 

Mary steel Harperthe in Cheshire same time deliv* 1 

W m Moor of Antrim in Ireland 4 years deliv* 1 

Katherine Williams 4 year of Carnarvonshire deliv* 1 

Mary Williams Flintshire Five yeares delivred 

Feb : 18 Robert Clark 4 yeares to m r W m Webs' deliv 4 

July 30 98 
August 4. 98 

Mary Jones daughter of J™ Jones of Wrixam 

shire Appr to m' J no Thomas for 
Rob* Jones of Denbyshire 
Edw d Jones of Wrixam 
Thomas Duckes of Tarrin in Cheshire 
Mary Cowly hir marke 
Rob* Faux of Denbvshire 

Aug 8 ' 10. 98 Henry Jones of Flintshire to m r J no Thomas for 
Alice Harlow of Widmore 14 in Herefordshire 
Rich d Edwards of Cardiganshire 
J°° Williams of Cardiganshire 
J no Staton of Congleton Cheshire 
J no Harris of Cardiganshire 

Aug 8 '16 : 98 Eliz. Jones of Denbyshire to m r J n0 Thomas for 
17 Rowland Thomas of Anglesey Taylor 
Rob' Hughes of Conaway Taylor 
Rich d Woods of Adlington Lancashire 
W m Lawson of Lievsay Lane. 

Mr. Lewis Jinkin' Servants 
Rich d Alcock of Bolton Taylor App r 
J no Houseman of Bolton Taylor Apr 
Rob : Chalis Castleton in Derbyshire 
Jo : Bramwale of Preston 
W m Rycroft of Preston 

in Denby- 
4 yeares 
4 year 
7 year 
7 year 
4 year 
4 year 


4 yeares 
9 years 
7 years 
9 years 
7 years. 

5 yeares 
5 years 
4 years 
7 years 
7 years 

5 yeares 
5 yeares 
4 yea 
4 years 
4 years 

a Ashton Keynes. 
13 Egremont. 
14 Wigmore. 

1910] Emigrants to America from Liverpool 165 

7br Edward Hardman Apprentice to John Neild of Pen- ") 5 Yeares 

17 silvanie to go to Pensilvane for five Yeares > 

7b r 20 Rich d Newell to Do for Pensilvane ) 5 Yeares 

7 Yeares 
4 Yeares 





7b r 


7b r 


7b r 






Virginea 7 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

virginea 5 yeares 

4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

7br 19 Tho : Marland to m' Browne 

7b r 19 Jobn Carneagee of Aberdeene in Scotland 

to m' Brow* 
7b r 20 John Harrison of Ashton under Line to 

m' Browne 
7b 15. 98 Charles Ellis of Macclesfield to m r Brown 
Edw* Thorncroft.of Sutton in Cheshir to 

m' Brown 
John Davies of Denbygshire Grocer to D° 
Humphrey Howell of Merionethshire to D° 

John Wynn of Denbyshire to Henry Browne 5 Yeares 

John Walker of Ashton under Line to m r Browne 5 Yeares 

John Beecham of Chester to D° 4 Yeares 

Thomas Walker of Ashton under Line 7 Yeares 

Bob' Rallestr of Leeds to Rich d Bridg for 
m r Thomas 
7b r 15 James Jameson of New Castle to m r Edw* 

7b r 17 Robert Pollet son of Robert Pollett late 
of Bolton to m r Tarleton 
20 John Nichols to m r Edward Tarleton 4 Yeares 

7b r 20 Samuell Hemming to DO. 4 Yeares 

7b r 20 John Price of Merionethshire Chirurgeon to m r 

Thomas 4 Yeares 

7b r : 22 Thomas Wilding of Litchfield to William Bushell to 

Virginia 5 Yeares 

7b 27 Rich d Owen of Carnarvanshire to m r Thomas 4 Years 

7br 27' John Lamb of Levpoole to Ezekiell Parr 4 Yeares 

7b' 27 John Ricketts of Lavanshie in Wales to D° 4 Yeares 

d° die Jonathan Clarke of Little Mesle in Lan* to in' H. 

Browne 7 Yeares 

27 7b' Mary Terpin of Lithan in fild to m r W m Porter 5 Yeares 

28 7b r Mary Floyd of Shroesbery in Shropshire to m r Eze- 

kiell Parr 5 Yeares 

28 7b r Jane Hide of Manchest' Spinst' to m* Nicholes Smith 5 Yeares 
7b. 30. 98 Matthew Moretown of Presberry in Cheshir to m r ) 

Henry Brown for 4 years J * vears 

4 yeares 
► Virginea 4 Yeares 
9 Yeares 

8b. 5. Rob' Voughan son of Thomas Voughan neer Salp. to 
m r And. Leed 5 years 

To m r Nicholas Smith to Virginea Or Maryland 
W m Hudson 5 Yeares October j*: 13 th : 1698 
Miles Grimshaw 5 Yeares ditto die. 
Mary Boardman 5 Yeares ditto die 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 



8b 17. 98 Tho : Higham of Warrington Toban [?] to m' 

Scarburrough 4 year. 

The Names of y e : Servants that Goes to Virginea in y* Loyalty Cap* Henry 
lirowne Commander Octob r 19 th 1698 
Ralph Kettle of Warmingham in Cheshire 4 Yeares 

Rob 1 : Tongue of Farnoth 15 neare Manchester 4 Yeares 

John Threli'ell of Preston Gardiner 4 Yeares 

Charles Ellis 16 of Macclesfield 5 Yeares 

Alexd r Sinkler of Glascow 4 Yeares 

John Wright of Middlesex 4 Yeares 

W m Tayler of Scarbrick 8 Yeares 

James Streete Tenn Yeares 

Thomas Walker of Ashton vnder Line 7 Yeares 

David Tayler of Mottrom in Cheshir 8 Yeares 

John Beecham of Cheshir 4 Yeares 

John Walker of Ashton vnder Line 5 Yeares 

Georg Low of Gawsworth Cheshir Tenn Yeares 

Eleaven Yeares 
4 Yeares 
7 Yeares 
7 Yeares 
7 Yeares 

4 Yeares 
. 4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
7 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 
Tenn Yeares 

5 Yeares 
7 Yeares 
9 Yeares 

Eleaven Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

George Brasfeild 

John Carneagee of Aberdeene in Scotland 

Charles Tayler of Mottrom in Cheshire 

John Harrison of Ashton vnder Line 

Robert Bower 17 of Macclesfeild in Cheshire 

James Bouldler of Angettree 18 in Shropshire 

John Dobson of Bolton Lane' 

Edw* 1 ThorniCroft of Sutton in Cheshire 

Tho : Marland of Ashton vnder Line 

Humphrey Howell of Merionethshire 

John Davies of Denbigshire Grocer 

Edw d Perry of Denbigshire 

Tho : Vpton of Presberry in Cheshire 

John Wynn of Ruthin in Denbigshire 

Jonathan Clark of Little Messin Lane 

Nathaniel Tayler of Mottrom in Cheshre 

Tho : Tayler of Mottrom in Cheshre 

Mathew Moreton of Presberry Cheshire 

Joseph Troughweare of Crosby in Cumberland Tayler 

W m Kitchen of Erton 19 in Cumberland Tayler 

Joyce Cooper of Carnarvanshire 4 yeares 

Henry Bell of Carlisle 4 

Tho : Wilding of Litchfield App. (to W m . Bushell Meate of ^ 

Loyalty) to serve in Virginea for y* Tearme of 
Ja : Barton Apprentice to Janes [«c] Hawkshaw to Mon- 


4 Yeares 

15 Farn worth. 

'* A Charles Ellis, son of William Ellis of Macclesfield, was baptized there Aug. 2, 

17 A Robert Bower, son of Francis Bower of Poynton, was baptized at Prestbnry 
(the mother church of over thirty surrounding townships and chapelries, including 
Pomton and Macclesfield) 18 Aug. 1678. 

" Clearly as printed. May stand for Oswestry. 

* There is a Hutton in Cumberland, for which this may stand. 

[To be continued] 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 167 


By Albion Morris Dtkr, A.M., of Cleveland, Ohio 

At the end of the war of the American Revolution the Continental Con- 
gress came into possession of certain western lands, surrendered by the 
British Crown to the United States in the treaty signed at Paris on the 
3d day of September, 1783. The " crown Lands," as they were called, lay 
back of the heads of the Atlantic rivers and over the mountains, extending 
westward to the distant Father of Waters. They were known to the colo- 
nies as the " back lands " or " back country/' and being waste and unculti- 
vated, remote from the ships and barred by many hazards, were not especially 
desirable in the early settlements. Here wars had raged for unknown cen- 
turies, and war was to linger for many years. Two great savage nations 
had fought from the beginning for this vast wilderness, and three European 
powers had striven from its discovery to possess it. Finally it was won 
from the French by the united arms of the King and colonies and joined 
to Quebec to enter upon a new epoch. Afterwards the crown lands ap- 
pear in the public councils of the colonies, and that part lying beyond the 
Ohio River is referred to in the early records as " The Western Territory," 
a term obviously too broad, since there was western territory on both sides 
of the river. Under this name it passed for many years, both in and out 
of Congress ; but the official designation of the region was changed in the 
final action on the famous Ordinance of 1787, where, in the last reading, 
the title was extended to " The Territory of the United States North- West 
of the River Ohio." * Such is the orgin of the Northwest Territory, nur- 
sery of states, first extension in area of the United States, first grand re- 
source of the nation, yielding the first considerable item of revenue in the 
public accounts. 

The Northwest Territory passed to the United States indisputably, as 
part of the lands embraced within the boundary line established by Article 
in of the Treaty of Paris, reading : " through the middle of the lakes, and 
along the middle of the river Mississippi, until it shall intersect the north- 
ern-most part of the thirty-first degree of north latitude." The English 
right thus descending to the United States include! the relinquished rights 
of Spain and France, and the King of France had confirmed the transfer 
by separate treaties giving up forever to the Americans all his claims west 
of the Mississippi. No other civilized power laid claim to these lands, yet 
no territory of state ever had more troublesome encumbrances. Four col- 
onies had covered the property with overlapping tides based on vague royal 
grants and Indian treaties. The territorial land rights of these and other 
states were advocated by the commissioners of Congress in the negotiation 
of peace with England, as the basis of a demand for the territory, and the 
United States was further bound to respect the claims of the states by a 
specific clause of the articles of confederation. Many tribes of Indians 
occupied the territory as hereditary owners, and their right of habitation 
had been confirmed to them by royal proclamation. Relying upon this 
confirmation a part of the inhabitants had allied themselves with the British 

1 Printed copies of the Ordinance of 1787, preserved in the Library of Congress, No. 
30, Papers of the Continental Congress, show alterations made at various stages of its 
progress. The first use of the limitation in the title seems to be on the date of passage, 
July 13, 1787, but it is some time before " Northwest Territory " was in general use. 
VOL. LXIV. 12 


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cause against the Americans for the retention of their homes and hunting 
grounds, while the other part of the Indians had remained neutral or assisted 
the colonies. The hostile Indians were not yet subdued ; they were still 
in armed possession of the frontier, while the friendly tribes could not well 
be disturbed in their wigwams without serious consequences. Added to this 
were several minor complications : pledges of bounty land to the military ; 
indeterminate grants within the territory to independent companies ; squatter 
inroads into the bottoms of the Ohio ; and British garrisons keeping guard at 
the outposts supposedly encouraging natives in hostilities, and furnishing aid 
and comfort to intruders. These conflicting elements were cleared away from 
the title by good management of Congress, and the United States was able to 
establish a hold on the Northwest Territory. With great patience, exer- 
cising powers assumed but not granted, the American states solved their 
first political problem, the land issue, quieted the discordant states and 
gloriously concluded the confederacy. In the course of this business 
through the assembly, with wonderful enlightenment and in marvellous 
wisdom of counsels, the title of the Northwest Territory was cleared ; the 
frontier was made safe and the Indians protected within their own property 
limits under permanent relations of ward-6hip ; a public domain was 
created, and a rational system of surveying devised to open it ; a sinking 
fund was started, which in time extinguished the whole state and federal 
debt ; and a mode was provided for die extension of settlements on the 
territory, and for the expansion of the American system of representative 
government under the flag. 

It is not the present purpose of the writer to trace the factors of this first 
nationalizing movement in American history. The plan in this preliminary 
sketch is merely to link together events in the course of action which cleared 
the title to the Northwest Territory, and to follow with more detail the 
subsequent steps by which Congress established an open doorway into the 
West. That open door was Ohio. Between the meridians confining this 
great state, the problem of the preparation of a seat in the wilderness for 
civilization was worked out on heroic lines. These matters are of more 
than local interest, although the details may not be found in the larger 

Years before the crown lands had passed to the United States, four of 
the states " claiming to the Mississippi or South Sea," assumed sovereign 
rights of preemption of soil and jurisdiction over the lands comprising the 
Northwest Territory. Massachusetts and Connecticut rested their tide on 
royal charters, claiming parallel strips of land which cut off the northern 
part of the Territory. New York claimed by the historic deed of the Six 
Nations, and her title covered nearly the whole extent of the country south 
of the lakes. Virginia's proofs were in the royal grants and European 
treaties, supported by the subsequent military achievement of Clark, and 
her claims overspread everything from the Canadas far into the south. The 
claims of the Carolinas and of Georgia were of the same nature, but they 
fell below the Ohio River. The proofs upon which many if not all of 
these claims rested had never been tested by legal examination or compari- 
son. In some instances the charters or treaties were of uncertain force and 
effect. The claims themselves were plainly conflicting. The delineations 
in the documentary proofs were vague and inaccurate, and the descriptions 
were based on erroneous geographical knowledge. It was obvious from 
the first that difficulties would arise in settling these claims, but it was no 
time in the midst of uncertain war for sister states to dispute over uncon- 


1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 169 

quered territory, nor to search for boundaries in a wilderness not yet rid 
of the savage allies of the King. Moreover the lands were still crown 
property, and there was no hope of possessing them save " through the 
common sword, purse and blood of all the colonies united in one common 
effort." Under the circumstances the claimant states were disposed to rest 
on their theoretical rights, awaiting the outcome of the Revolution. They 
worked together in the prosecution of the war without thought of their 
conflicting claims, and they even engaged to enter into a perpetual union 
with the lesser colonies, as into a " firm league of friendship," utterly un- 
mindful of the trouble sure to come when boundaries were denned and the 
limits of jurisdiction determined. 

This complacent policy of undisputed, undisturbed ownership of the 
crown lands by neighborly colonies might have continued unbroken 
throughout the period of war, but one of the claimants, more " ambitiously 
grasping for territories " than the others, made presumptions under her 
charters that destroyed amity and planted discord among the_ states. Vir- 
ginia was the direct cause of the fear and distrust, and Maryland led the 
opposition. Presuming upon the validity of untried proofs of title, and 
confident of enforcing her indeterminate claims, the Old Dominion entered 
upon a course of action in the summer of 1776, which, if followed out to 
its conclusion, would not only exclude the smaller colonies from participa- 
tion in the benefits of the property but would place all her neighbors, great 
and small, in position of trespassers. Unexpectedly, in the midst of general 
alarms of British invasion, with union still in the balance and independence 
not yet declared, the Virginians advanced pretensions to jurisdiction and 
actual possession of all lands and waters of the region between the Chesa- 
peake frontage and the Mississippi river, warning off intruders, and an- 
nouncing intentions of setting up dependent territorial governments west- 
ward of the Allegheny Mountains. Maryland spoke up boldly against 
these arrogant presumptions of her powerful trans-Potomac neighbor, and 
so started a controversy which increased the embarrassments of Congress 
in the conduct of the war, and placed the cause of independence in greatest 
jeopardy. Maryland held to the demand for complete neutralization of the 
public lands on principles of fairness, if not of right ; and, by constant in- 
sistence, at the risk of wrecking the Union, she broke down the plans of 
Virginia and opened the way for the cessions of all the western country. 

The origin of the controversy over the crown lands may be said to 
be in the adoption of the " Constitution and Form of Government " agreed 
to in general convention of the delegates and representatives of the several 
counties and corporations of Virginia, held at the capitol, in the city of 
Williamsburg, on the 6th of May, 1776. A paragraph of the constitution 
reads as follows : 

The territories contained within the charters erecting the colonies of Mary- 
land, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, are hereby ceded, released, and 
forever confirmed to the people of those colonies respectively, with all the 
rights of property, jurisdiction and government, and all other rights whatsoever, 
which might at any time hereafter have been claimed by Virginia, except the 
free navigation and use of the rivers PotomackandPocomoke, with the property 
of the Virginia shore and strands bordering on either of the said rivers, and all 
improvements which have been or shall be made thereon. The western and 
northern extent of Virginia shall, in all other respects, stand as fixed by the 
charter of King James the First, in the year one thousand six hundred and nine, 
and by public Treaty of Peace between the courts of Great Britain and France 
in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty-three ; unless, by act of legis- 
lature, one or more territories shall hereafter be laid off, and governments estab- 


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lished westward of the Allegeny mountains. And no purchase of lands shall 
be made of the Indian natives, but on behalf of the public, by authority of the 
general assembly. 

Maryland unhesitatingly pronounced this claim in the constitution of 
Virginia as " injurious to the inhabitants of this state." At the convention 
-of delegates of Maryland in session at Annapolis, October 29, 1776, it was 
• Ordered by a vote and resolve that this paragraph of the Virginia Consti- 
tution be read, and it was .read and spread upon the minutes of the con- 
vention. Whereupon it was resolved " That this convention will on tomor- 
row resolve itself into a committee of the whole ; to take the same into 
consideration." The following day, October 30, according to the order of 
the day, the objectionable paragraph was considered. After some time 
spent thereon the committee reported several resolutions by which the con- 
vention of the state of Maryland declared unanimously that Virginia had 
no title to any territory included in the charter granted to the baron of 
Baltimore, and that the waters of that part of the Chesapeake included in 
the charter ought to be considered as a common highway free for the people 
of the bordering states, and they further resolved unanimously : 

That it is the opinion of this convention, that the very extensive claim of the 
. state of Virginia to the back lands hath no foundation in justice, and that if the 

same or any like claim be admitted, the freedom of the smaller states and the 

liberties of America may be thereby greatly endangered; this convention being 
: firmly persuaded, that if the dominion over these lands should be established by 
'4he blood and treasure of the United States, such lands ought to be considered 

as the common stock, to be parcelled out at proper times into convenient, free 

and independent governments. 

It does not appear in the resolutions what means were contemplated by the 
convention of Maryland to bring this opinion to bear upon the ■ arrogance " 
of her neighbor, but within ten days of the passage of the resolutions, No- 

■ vember 10th, to be exact, Maryland delegates were appointed in the con- 
vention -to represent the state in Congress with expressed power "to concur 
with the other United States, or a majority of them, in forming a confede- 
ration, providing that such confederation, when formed, be not binding 
upon this state without the assent of the general assembly." 

No. one would be inclined to doubt that the Maryland delegation was 

■ sent to Congress charged with the responsibility of engrafting this principle 
of national disposition of the public territory upon the fundamental plan of 
confederacy then in process of formation at Philadelphia. There is no 
documentary commission to show this and the recorded proceedings of the 
state and congressional assemblies are so meagre and incomplete that infer- 
ences may not always be drawn from them with safety. But the steps 
taken by the Marylanders are so clear and distinct, both in the home as- 
sembly and in the general congress, that they indicate a settled plan to 
determine all matter of territorial ownership and boundaries before confed- 
erating with theclaimant colonies. 9 

* The sentiments of Maryland thus vigorously expressed regarding the grasping dis- 
position of Virginia, were inflamed at this time by misunderstanding: ©f the offer of 
land for bounty in the raising of eighty-eight battalions of troops called for by the 
continental board of war in September, 1776. Considering this matter in October the 
convention formally resolved to raise the eight battalions assigned to Maryland, but, 
declining to countenance the promise of land where there was no land to give, sub- 
stituted an offer of ten dollars cash for each enlistment in lieu of the hundred acres 
pledged by Congress. This action evoked criticism in CongTess, in the form of a reso- 
lution adopted October 30, the exact date of the Maryland resolves against the Virginia 
constitution, recommending a reconsideration of the cash bounty substitution, on the 
theory thus expressed : 

IS 10] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 171 

It was not in the Btated programme of Congress to introduce the land claims 
into the confederation debates. In fact it was the bounden duty of the 
leaders of Congress to exclude this subject from the discussion, as well as 
from the plan of confederacy, owing to primary considerations. No refer- 
ence to the lands appears in the original Franklin sketch of a plan of gov- 
ernment read in Congress, July 21, 1775. But in the committee's draft 
substituted a year later, a mode of treatment of indeterminate boundary 
lines and conflicting territorial land claims is provided. In this second 
draft there is a clause reading : " When the boundaries of any colony shall 
be ascertained by agreement all the other colonies shall guaranty to such 
colony the full and peaceable possession of, and the full and entire jurisdic- 
tion in, and over the territories included within such boundaries." And 
among the powers of Congress enumerated are the following : 

Limiting the bounds of these colonies which, by charter or proclamation, or 
under any pretence, are said to extend to the south sea and ascertaining those 
bounds of any other colony that appear to be indeterminate : Assigning territo- 
ries for new colonies, either in lands to be thus separated from colonies and 
hereafter purchased, or obtained by the crown of Great Britain from the Indi- 
ans, or hereafter to be purchased or obtained from them : Disposing of all such 
lands for the general benefit of all the United Colonies: Ascertaining bounda- 
ries of such new colonies within which forms of government are to be estab- 
lished on principles of liberty. 

These clauses were not presented as a part of the committee's substitute. ' 
They were the ideas of Mr. Dickinson and*were merely " submitted to con- 
gress," very likely on his own responsibility. They were probably not 

That the said convention, by their said resolution, seem to apprehend that their state would 
be obliged, in their individual capacity, to make good the bounty of land hereafter to be given 
to the soldiery; whereas it was the intention of congress to provide the said land at the expense 
of the United States. 

But this assurance served only to confuse Maryland. The convention took up the 
former resolution for raising the quota of troops, and " on a very deliberate and at- 
tentive consideration of the subject," came to certain resolutions, of the date of Novem- 
ber 9, informing Congress of the precise opinion of Maryland on the offer of land, 
which are in part as follows : 

If the bounty of land should be offered as proposed to individuals of this quota, this state 
would be bound in good faith to see that bounty effectually granted, and therefore as this state 
has no lands belonging solely and exclusively to itself, with which to make good the bounty, it 
is not only prudent, but necessary, before they do an act which will engage the faith of this 
state, to know what land is to be applied, and on what terms, to the designated purpose. 

That this convention are under the strongest impressions that the back lands claimed by the 
British Crown, if secured by the blood and treasure of all, ought in reason, justice, and policy, 
to be considered as common stock, to be parcelled out by congress into free, convenient, and in- 
dependent governments, as the wisdom of that body shall hereafter direct; but if these (the 
only lands as this convention apprehend that can) should be provided by congress at the ex- 
pense of the United States to make good the proffered bounties, every idea of their being a com- 
mon stock must be therefore given up : some of the states may, by fixing their own price on the 
land, pay oft" what of their quota of the public debt they please, and have their extensive ter- 
ritory settled by the soldiery of the other states, whilst this state and a few others must be so 
weakened and impoverished, that they can hold their liberties only at the will of their powerful 

Under these impressions the Maryland convention issued instructions to the en- 
listment commissioners to repair to the camps and endeavor to enlist such troops and 
militia of the state as were willing to enter into the continental service on the terms - 
proposed by Congress ~yL*; 

. , . immediately on its being made known to them that the honourable congress will specify 
any land belonging to the United States as a common stock to be divided amongst the sofdiery 
in their service . . . but if the honourable congress will not specify the lands as aforesaid . . . 
they shall endeavour to effect the said enlistment on the bounty of twenty dollars allowed by 
congress ; but they are not to engage the faith of this state to give or make good any bounty of 
lands, or give any assurance whatsoever that they will have such bounty. 

Congress not being able to make such specification, and evidently wishing to avoid 
a discussipn of the theory of land claims quieted the trouble of Maryland for the time 
being by an order dated November 13, instructing the president to inform the con- 
vention : 

That if the inhabitants of that state will inlist to serve during the present war, they already 
have the faith of the United States of America pledged for the land. 


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considered by Congress and were promptly expunged from the draft. Thev 
do not appear again, nor anything like them anywhere in tentative or finished 
form. It was the settled policy of Congress to avoid the subject of the 
territories and this principle prevailed from first to last 

But the confederation discussions in Congress soon offered an opportu- 
nity for the Maryland delegation to interject the subject of western lands. 
The matter came up logically in the course of consideration of the draft 
of an article of the confederation relating to the powers of Congress. 
This discussion followed a prolonged debate on fixing a suitable criterion 
of taxation to meet the costs of war, a feature of the constitution that 
caused considerable trouble in the succeeding years. In the Franklin 
draft, framed in 1 775, public money for war expenses was to be raised bv 
a simple poll tax. But subsequent drafts elaborated the rule, enlarging 
its scope, and extending its application to cover back outlays for war ex- 
penses. When the article relating to taxation was taken up in its final dis- 
cussion, October 9, 1777, further differences of opinion developed among 
the delegates ; the population tax was dropped, and a general property 
tax was proposed. This was burning ground ; expenditures of the indi- 
vidual colonies in the early stages of the war before Congress had intro- 
duced the general machinery of finance. This debate dragged along 
through four days' sessions and doubtless something was said that aroused 
the old grudge and stirred up the spirit of contention. The taxation de- 
bate terminated on the 14th of October in agreement on a form of Article 
viii as it stands in the finished plan of confederacy, basing taxation on 
" the value of all land, within each state granted to or surveyed for any . 
person, as such land the buildings and improvements thereon shall be esti- 
mated," 8 

In the next day's session, October 15, came the land question in the 
form of resolutions proposing national control of the western territory. 
The question may have come from the Maryland delegation, but this is not 
certain. Three resolutions were read in succession presenting the proposi- 
tion in different forms. The authorship of the resolutions is not stated in 
the record, but it is probable that one, if not all, was the means adopted 
by the Marylanders for fulfilling their instructions from the convention 
issued the year before. The first resolution proposed : 

That in order to render the present confederacy firm and perpetual, it is essen- 
tial that the limits of each respective territorial jurisdiction should be ascertained 
by the articles of confederation, and therefore, it is recommended to the legisla- 
tures of every state to lay before Congress a description of the territorial lands 
of each of their respective states, and a summary of the grants, treaties and 
proofs upon which they are claimed or established. 

It might be supposed that this reasonable proposition would have gained 
the support of the smaller colonies whose interests it especially favored, 
but on this occasion, as throughout the controversy, the smaller states were 
not united. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and New Jersey opposed the 
resolution, while New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland supported it. 

* The rule of taxation provided for in Article viii of the confederation proved to be 
inconvenient and uncertain, especially in its retrospective application. The states 
conld not come to terms in regard to what early expenditures ought to be allowed by 
Congress and paid out of the public treasury. In consequence Article vm was pre- 
sented to Congress for amendment and a substitute was submitted to the states for 
ratification in April, 1783, by which the abandoned population tax was restored, but in 
a modified form. This was the first attempt to change the fundamental law of the 
Union, and in it may be found some interesting and suggestive traces of the color line 
and sectionalism. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 173 

Delaware and Georgia were not represented, and the vote stood eight to 
three. No division is given in tite record of vote on the second amend- 
ment, and the third received the solitary support of Maryland, the vote of 
New Jersey being divided. Following are the second and third amend- 
ments : 

The United States in Congress assembled shall hare the sole and exclusive 
right and power to ascertain and fix the western boundary of such states as 
claim to the South Sea, and to dispose of all land beyond the boundary so ascer- 
tained, for the benefit of the United States. 

The United States in Congress assembled shall have the sole and exclusive 
right and power to ascertain and fix the western boundary of such states as 
claim to the Mississippi or South Sea, and lay out the land beyond the boundary 
so ascertained into separate and independent states, from time to time, as the 
numbers and circumstances of the people thereof may require. 4 

There is nothing in the record to show how these three resolutions were 
received by Congress, although it appears that they were handled without 
much " consideration " or discussion. Probably the three amendments 
were summarily rejected in succession with little or no debate. There was 
some complaint of this mode of Congressional procedure in the subsequent 
controversy, and it is recorded afterwards, relative to similar propositions, 
that " they involved questions, the discussion of which was declined on 
mature consideration when the articles of confederation were debated." 6 
Virginia pointed out the inconsistency of this doctrine with the principles 
upon which the boundaries of the United States were described in an ulti- 
matum in the terms of peace soon afterwards placed in negotiation with 
Engl an d : 

The United States could hold no territory but in right of some one individual 
state in the Union. Any argument fairly urged to prove that any particular 
tract of country, within the limits claimed by Congress on behalf of the United 
States, is not a part of the chartered territory of some one of them, must mili- 
tate with equal force against the right of the United States in general ; and tend 
to prove such tract of country (if northwest of the Ohio river) part of the 
British province of Canada." 

It would be idle to conjecture as to the effect of those resolutions had 
they gone into the plan of confederation. It might be that the confines of 
the United States would have been at the mountains, as Virginia suggested 
would be the case, and the region between the Great Lakes and the Ohio 
might have remained until now a part of the Dominion of Canada. The 
only appreciable effect of their introduction at this time was in the action 

* Herbert B. Adams, in his Maryland's Influence in Founding a National Common- 
wealth, a pamphlet published by the Maryland Historical Society, 1877, credits the 
third amendment of October 15, 1777, to Maryland. He states, in italics, by way of 
proof: " Only Maryland voted in the affirmative," but offers no other support of the as- 
sertion. Mr. Adams adds : " But in this motion was suggested that idea of political 
expansion under sovereign control of Congress, which ultimately prevailed and con- 
stituted upon grounds of necessity, a truly National Republic : Not only the sugges- 
tion of a firm lasting union upon the basis of a territorial commonwealth, but the chief 

influence in founding soch a union, must be ascribed to Maryland The original 

proposition that Congress should exercise sovereign power over the western country 
was a pioneer thought, or, as the Germans say a bahnrechende Idee" (p. 28). This in- 
teresting suggestion might have been made with equal warrant respecting the earlier 
Maryland expression, the opinion of the Annapolis convention pronounced October 
30, 1776 ; if not indeed of the Virginia Constitution of May, 1776, which carried the 
idea of ultra-montane territorial dependencies afterwards elaborated in the Ordinance 
of 1787. 

5 Sept. 6, 1780. Journals of Congress. 

4 From the Virginia Remonstrance. This document and others relating to this mat- 
ter are printed in full in Hening's Virginia Statutes at Large, vol. 10, p. 547. 


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which followed. The larger states took alarm from this attack upon their 
cherished rights, and they voted to insert in the draft a clause which does 
not appear in any earlier form, an addition to Article ix, reading : " No 
state shall be deprived of territory for the benefit of the United States." 
The claimant states placed this in the law of the confederacy on October 
27, by which they alarmed others of the smaller colonies and laid the basis 
for subsequent loss of the territory they sought to safeguard. 

The plan of confederation as finally agreed upon in Congress, Saturday, 
November 15, 1777, contained no reference to vacant land, or western 
boundaries except the saving clause introduced at the last to satisfy the 
larger states. No time was lost in placing the plan before the thirteen 
states for conclusion- The articles of confederation were revised and ar- 
ranged/and three hundred copies were printed. A circular letter addressed 
to the states to accompany the articles of confederation was prepared by a 
committee appointed to the task. Thirteen copies of the letter were made 
out and signed by the president of Congress, and on Monday, November 
17, these two documents were transmitted to the executive authorities of 
the several states. The letter of address is a dignified plea to hasten the 
conclusion of confederation. The articles were earnestly recommended to 
the immediate and dispassionate attention of the legislatures, with expres- 
sions of apology for expecting that any plan should exactly correspond 
with the maxims and political views of every particular state, regret at the 
time which had elapsed in preparing the plan for consideration, and so- 
licitude as to the time which must be necessarily spent before it can be 
ratified. The legislatures were recommended " to invest their delegates 
with powers to subscribe articles of confederation, and to attend congress 
for that purpose on or before the 10th day of March next." 

The states received tile plan and address early in December, in ample 
time for the necessary action in the assemblies before the day set for ratifi- 
cation in Congress. But it does not seem that they were especially affected 
by the urgent plea for haste. Virginia alone made prompt reply. The 
general assembly of that state complied immediately with all recommenda- 
tions of the address. Without stopping for debate, and without division, 
each house of the assembly approved the articles and ratified them with 
resolutions calling for speedy conclusion of confederation. The enabling 
act of Virginia bears date of December 16, 1777, 7 scarce a month from 
the date of the address. Surely the Old Dominion was well satisfied with 
the plan. Other states were not so well pleased. They were all as anxious 
for confederacy and union as a means of ending the war, but they were not 
in a hurry to ratify. Most of the states found fault with the plan. They 
framed objections calling for amendments, and forwarded them to their 
delegates for presentation to Congress. Several states waited long for 
changes to be made. The responses of the legislatures show the extent 
and nature of the dissatisfaction with the terms proposed for confederaton. 

The date set for ratification, March 10, 1778, was permitted to pass by 
without the ceremony called for in the programme. Not enough delegates 
had received the expected powers and instructions, called for in the letter of 
address, to justify an attempt to proceed with confederation, and so matters 

7 The published Journals of Congress print this enabling act of the Virginia assem- 
bly under date of Dec. 15, 1778. This error has come from the MS. vol. 9 (History of 
Confederation), p. 123, Papers of the Continental Congress, Library of Congress. 
There is an error also in the text of the act — the date of the adoption of the articles of 
confederation by Congress being " The 17th day of November last," instead of the 7th 
as it is there given. 

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drifted along while the states deliberated. Information travelled slowly- 
then and people were not so ready to spread news. Georgia, for example, 
took action on the plan of confederation in February, and the result of the 
action was not reported until the 23d of July. But it must have been 
known among the delegates that objections had been raised in many of the 
legislatures against the plan proposed, and no doubt much anxiety was felt 
as to the fate of confederacy. 

Congress, then in session at Yorktown, was not disposed to begin the 
canvas of accumulating objections until forced into considering them by the 
sudden demands of the Maryland delegation. Fresh instructions just re- 
ceived from home called for immediate notice. The general assembly of 
Maryland on Saturday the 20th of June, 1778, resolved : 4 

That the delegates from this state to Congress consider themselves bound by 
the instructions given in October session last, and that they endeavor to procure 
from Congress an explicit answer to the propositions therein contained ; but 
that they do not at any time consider themselves at liberty to ratify or confirm 
any confederation of perpetual friendship and union, until they have communi- 
cated such answer to the general assembly of this state and shall receive their 
express authority to do so. 

The next Monday, June 22, after the issue of these explicit instructions, 
Congress having proceeded to consider the objections to the articles of con- 
federation, the delegates from Maryland read to Congress these instructions 
and moved " that the objections from the state of Maryland be immediately 
taken up and considered by congress, that the delegates from Maryland 
may transmit to that state, with all possible despatch, the determination of 
congress on those objections." The motion being put and resolved in the 
affirmative, three objections of Maryland were read and voted upon out of 
the regular order of roll call, which should have begun with New Hamp- 

The canvas of returns from the legislatures of the thirteen states as re- 
corded in the Journals of Congress under dates of June 22 to 26, 1778, 
shows only three states approving of the articles " as they now stand," New 
Hampshire, New York and Virginia. A fourth had likewise approved, but 
the official report from North Carolina did not arrive until after the canvas 
was concluded. Objections had been received by delegates of eight states 
and Delaware was still to be heard from. South Carolina sent twenty- 
three alterations, and Rhode Island, " having had the articles repeatedly 
read, and having maturely weighed and most seriously deliberated upon 
them as their importance deserves/' sent along three amendments, with 
powers to her delegates " to accede to and sign the articles provided they 
be acceded to by eight of the other states." The objections were numer- 
ous and scattering. They were mostly in the form of verbal changes of 
little, if any, interest to-day. 8 The more important criticism came from 
four states in the form of a presentment against the land policy of the 
claimant states. 

The method of consideration applied by Congress to these objections de- 
serves a passing notice. According to the records in the Journals of Con- 
gress parts of three days in the midst of other business served to dispose of 
them all. Very little time was given to the separate objections. The roll 

8 Massachusetts and Connecticut expressed their dissatisfaction with the article relat- 
ing to taxation. The former proposed " That the rule of apportionment of taxation be 
varied from time to time, until experience shall have showed what rule of apportion- 
ment will be most equal and consequently just." Connecticut asked to change the 
basis of taxation from the lands to " the number of inhabitants in each state." 



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was called, geographically, except that Maryland came first, and the objec- 
tions from the state called were read by the delegates. Sometimes there 
was debate, but debate was slow. One elaborate series of objections per- 
taining to widely different features of the confederation were grouped into 
one motion and cast out by a single division. Another set of belated ob- 
jections were, apparently, disregarded entirely. In this fashion the busi- 
ness was rushed through, and on the third day Congress was able to report 
that the articles, " after mature deliberation, had been adopted, without 

Two of the objections filed by the Maryland delegates do not concern 
this inquiry as they pertain to other matters, but the third brought up the 
contention on the land question in still another form. By this an explana- 
tion was called for of the obnoxious safety clause in Article ix. The Mary- 
land assembly expressed dissatisfaction with this clause and demanded the 
addition of the following : 

The United States in Congress assembled snail have the power to appoint 
commissioners, who shall be folly authorized and empowered to ascertain and 
restrict the boundaries of such "of the confederated states which claim to ex- 
tend to the river Mississippi, or South Sea. 

This amendment received attention during two sessions of Congress, and 
although it failed of passage the solitary vote of Maryland, recorded in the 
former division, was recruited by the support of Rhode Island, New Jer- 
sey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Had New Hampshire stood by her 
weaker sisters on this occasion the amendment would hare carried, as North 
Carolina was not then represented in Congress and New York's vote was 

Rhode Island and New Jersey both sent objection to the clause " no 
state shall be deprived of territory for the benefit of the United States," 
based on the theory that this inhibition might be construed as intending the 
crown lands, which indeed was the very purpose of the insertion.' The 
legislature of Rhode Island asked for an explanatory addition to the clause 
to prevent such construction, in these words : 

Provided, nevertheless, that all lands within those states, the property of 
which before the present war was vested in the crown of Great Britain, or out of 
which revenues from quit-rents arise, payable to the said crown, shall be deemed, 
taken, and considered, as the property of the United States ; and be disposed of 
and appropriated by Congress, for the benefit of the whole confederacy, reserv- 
ing, however, to the states within whose limits such crown lands may be, the 
entire and complete jurisdiction thereof. 

The New Jersey objections appear in a Representation of the Legislative 
Council and General Assembly of that state, an impressive document 
consisting of a series of remarks arranged in nine numbered paragraphs, 
each item a criticism of some point in the confederation, with an alteration 
suggested, and argument supporting the proposed changes. The New Jer- 
sey criticisms cover a wide range of ideas, but two of the paragraphs deal 
with land matters. The first suggests that the boundaries and limits of 
each state ought to be fully and finally fixed and made known as a means 
of preventing jealousies and controversies and promoting harmony and 
confidence among the states. If this could not be done before the pro- 
posal of confederation, the principles ought to be established beforehand 
upon which the determination might be conducted at an early period, not 

* The record of the darision in Congress on the motion to adopt the ninth article 
containing this objectionable claus«, taken Oct. 27, 1777, shows the delegate of Rhode 
Island, Mr. Marchant, casting the Tote of his state in the a±irmative. 

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exceeding five years from the final ratification of the confederation. The 
New Jersey reference to the meaning of " territory " in the prohibitive 
clause inquires 

Whether we are to understand that by territory is intended any land, the prop- 
erty of which was heretofore vested in the crown of Great Britain, or that no 
mention of such land is made in the confederation, we are constrained to ob- 
serve, that the present war, as we always apprehended, was undertaken for the 
general defence and interest of the confederating colonies, now the United 
States. It was ever the confident expectation of this state, that the benefits de- 
rived from a successful contest were to be general and proportionate : andthat 
the property of the common enemy, falling in consequence of a prosperous issue 
of the war, would belong to the United States, and be appropriated to their use. 
We are therefore greatly disappointed in finding no provision made in the con- 
federation for empowering the Congress to dispose of such property, but espe- 
cially the vacant and unpatented lands, commonly called the crown lands, for 
defraying the expenses of the war, and for such other publick and general pur- 
poses. The jurisdiction ought in every instance to belong to the respective 
states within the charter or determined limits of which such lands may be 
seated; but reason and justice must decide, that the property which existed in 
the crown of Great Britain, previous to the present revolution, ought now to 
belong to the Congress, in trust for the use and benefit of the United States. 
They have fought and bled for it in proportion to their respective abilities ; and 
therefore the reward ought not to be predilectionally distributed. Shall such 
states as are shut out by situation from availing themselves of the least advan- 
tage from this quarter, be left to sink under an enormous debt, while others are 
enabled, in a short period, to replace all their expenditures from the hard earn- 
ings of the whole confederacy? 

The dignified form of the New Jersey objections, to say nothing of their 
serious import, deserved from Congress the most careful consideration of 
the several points raised against the articles of confederation ; but the docu- 
ment, apparently, received even less attention than was accorded to others 
of much scantier significance. The representation was adopted at Tren- 
ton on the 16th of June. It was laid before Congress in the canvas of 
objections on Tuesday, June 23, and taken into consideration on Thursday. 
Upon the reading of the paper it was moved " that tile several articles in 
the confederation referred to in the foregoing representation be so far re- 
considered as to admit the purport and meaning of the additions, alter- 
ations and amendments proposed." There was no discussion of the motion 
nor of the merits of the separate items. They were not debated seriatim 
as in the case of other states. The entire set of nine objections was cast 
out by a single blanket motion to reconsider, on which the record stands : 
" Question put, Passed in the negative. Three ayes, six noes, one divided." 

This rapid manner of disposing of objections brought the congressional 
canvas of returns from the thirteen states to a close by night of the third 
session, 10 but the confederation was not concluded with the expedition 
planned. Not one objection had been sustained. The plan as finished in 
November was enacted without change in June. All that remained was 
ratification by subscriptions in Congress to the Act of Confederation at the 
hands of the authorized delegates of the respective states. Preparations 
were made speedily for accomplishing this in a ceremonious manner. The 
4th of July was approaching, and Congress had ordered adjournment to 
Philadelphia, where on the sabbath day they were to appear in a body in 
church, and participate in the celebration planned for the second anniver- 
sary of the birth of independence. Confederation might well be concluded 
on the natal day. But there were slips in the programme. The act of con- 
federation and form of ratification agreed upon were elegantly engrossed 

10 There was no confederation business in Congress, Wednesday, June 24. 


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on a roll of parchment, with spaces ruled in double column for signatures 
of states in geographical order. The parchment " was laid before congress 
Saturday, June 27, but the same upon examination being found incorrect, 
it was ordered that another copy be made, and laid before congress on or 
before the 4th of July next." In the confusion of adjournment, or for 
other reason, the day passed without the subscriptions, and the signatures 
were not called for until the 9th day of July, in the third year of inde- 

But these were merely temporary interruptions, the serious difficulty de- 
veloped at the ceremony of subscription. Eight states ratified die act of 
confederation, spaces for five state signatures remained vacant on the roll. 
Delegates of four states waived objections, disregarding specific instruc- 
tions from their constituency, and signed the engrossment. North Carolina 
and Georgia, whose legislatures had voted to ratify, did not sign the roll as 
"they were not at this time represented in congress." When called upon 
to endorse the parchment as others had done "the delegates from the state 
of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland informed congress that they had 
not yet received powers to ratify and sign." u So the ceremony failed, and 
confederation was doomed to wait while Congress took measures for per- 
suading the refractory legislatures. A committee was ordered to prepare 
a circular letter to the backward states, " informing them how many and 
what states have already ratified, and desiring that (hey will authorize their 
delegates to ratify the confederation with all convenient despatch." 

The second appeal of congress, issued under date of July 10, 1778, re- 
peats the plea of immediate necessity of confederation, so earnestly employed 
in the November address. "Influenced by considerations so powerful, 
and duly weighing the difficulties . . . Congress have, after mature delib- 
eration, agreed to adopt without amendments the confederation transmitted 
to the several states for their approbation. The states of New Hampshire, 
Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecti- 
cut, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina 18 and South Caro- 
lina, have ratified the same, and it remains only with your state to con- 
clude the glorious compact . . . trusting to future deliberations to make 
such alterations and amendments, as experience may show to be expedient 
and just." 

Two of the remaining states complied with this request, but not with- 
out considerable reluctance. New Jersey acted November 20, and Dela- 
ware on the 1st of February following. Coupled with the official instruc- 
tions issued to the delegates of these states were resolutions of the respective 
legislatures, in almost the same words, disapproving of the articles of con- 
federation " as unequal and disadvantageous to this state ; " declaring " the 
objections lately stated and sent to the general congress are still viewed as 
just and reasonable, and sundry of them as of the most essential moment to 
the welfare and happiness of the good people of the state ; " and protesting 
that they ratified " under the full conviction of the present necessity of 
acceding to the confederacy proposed, and of postponing every separate 
and detached state interest to the general good of the union, and, more- 
over, in firm reliance that the candour and justice of the several states, will 

11 The original parchment roll of the engrossed Act of Confederation -with signa- 
tures, in excellent preservation, is in the Library of the U. S. Department of State, 
Washington, D. C. 

15 North Carolina is included in this list in the circular letter on the basis of unoffi- 
cial knowledge, for the record list of signatory states omits North Carolina. 

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in due time, remove as far as possible, the inequalities which now subsist." 
The objections mentioned in the Delaware protest were adopted by the 
legislature a few days previous to the passage of the powers of ratification. 
It was then rather late for objection, but Delaware had been slow in deal- 
ing with the plan, which was not taken up by the council at Dover until 
the 3d of December, 1778. At that time the second call for speedy ratifi- 
cation was also in hand. Still there was delay to accommodate the Senate 
which " was desirous of knowing the sentiments of the people on a subject 
so materially affecting their interests." Objections were formulated and 
adopted, and a few days later the resolutions of ratification were passed. 
Thus there were two sets of resolutions on confederation forwarded as cre- 
dentials to the delegates of Delaware ; first, the objections of January 28, 
which were directed against the land policy on the same basis as the Mary- 
land objections, and second, the powers for ratification issued to the dele- 
gates with the protest of February 1. The presentation of the Delaware 
credentials caused a stir in Congress- The powers for ratification were 
lodged with the secretary February 16. 1779, and the roll was signed for 
Delaware on February 22d. The following day the delegate of Delaware 
laid before congress the objections to the articles of confederation declaring 
in favor of absolute national control of the western limits of the claimant 
states ; and national disposition of the extensive tract of country which lies 
to the westward of the frontiers of the United States. On which it was 

Resolved, That the paper laid before congress by the delegate of Delaware 
and read, be filed ; provided, that it shall never be considered as admitting any 
claim by the same set up or intended to be set up. 13 

Meanwhile the signatory states waited with more or less impatience for 
the disaffected ones to close the circle oi confederacy and put an end to the 
growing embarrassment of congress. The open discord among the states 
and the uncertainty of their confederating were regarded as the principal 
causes of the prolonging of the war. Most of the blame for the delay 
rested on Maryland, but Virginia, whose pretentions had excited the first 
criticism, did not escape censure. Agitation of the land question gave the 
Virginians much concern, as the delay in confederating interfered with 
certain plans of the commonwealth respecting the back lands. Already 
the Old Dominion had moved to occupy their ultra-montane claims. At 
this critical moment large grants of lands were being made by the Virginia 
Assembly to speculators, and wide areas in the disputed territory designated 
for distribution exclusively to the Virginia soldiery. Whilst the eleventh 
state was still pondering on this point of union, and without the slightest 
consideration for the rights of other claimants, Virginia assumed sole pos- 
session of everything westward of the Ohio River, and passed an act extend- 
ing the dominion of the commonwealth, in setting up a sub-administration 
across the Ohio, to the uncertain limits of the Illinois. Further delay in 
the Union of states might imperil these ambitious enterprises. The time 
had come to force the obstructing members to the terms of confederation. 
Thus conceiving, the Virginia assembly issued instructions to their delegates 
in Congress to propose a partial confederacy " of so many states as shall be 
willing." Such a scheme seemed certain to bring in the procrastinators, or 
it mig ht, perchance, result in the dissolution of the last refractory state, 
and the possible distribution of the Calvert domain among the abutting 

13 The division on this motion shows New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland voting 
together in the negative. Mr. Gouvernenr Morris, i delegate of New York, voted no 
also, but was out-voted by his three colleagues. Later, at cri:ical times, in the land 
controversy Mr. Morris acted with the minority. 


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colonies. This act passed the assembly, December 18, 1778, but it was 
not made public in Congress for several months. It was followed, April 7, 
after Delaware's ratification, by powers issued to the Connecticut delegates 
to accede to a confederation of twelve states, omitting Maryland. This ac- 
tion also was kept from the records, although known unofficially. Evidently 
it was the plan to bring these acts into operation at a favorable moment. 
But Maryland was prepared. Early in December she took action that 
turned public approval in her favor, shifted the burden of blame to Virginia, 
and made the first advance towards surrender of the territorial lands claim 
beyond the Ohio. 

[To be continued] 



Transcribed by Samuel G. Webber, M.D. , of Boston 

[Continued from Vol. 63, page 297] 
[p. 14] 

September the 13th 1792 Divided timothy weares cloths who Deceased 
Sept the 5th 1791 

Sam Weare had hat 

1 razor 3/ one gon 24/ 

1 brodcloth coat 48/ one Book 5/ 

1 woolen outside garment 

one woolen trouses 10/ one castor hat 

one pair of white cotton stockings 

4 parr of woolen Do a 3/ 

1 linen shirt 8/ 2 stript cotton 8/ 

one pair plated shew buckels 

mittens gloves &c 

Silver brooch 

August 1st AD 1813 theodosia Weare was married to Theodore Will- 
son son to Jonathan Willson A. D. 1813 Dec. 29th said theodosia Willson 
moved to his home with furniture to keep house 

[p. 15] 

September the 13th 1792 Theodore Weare had of cloths that belonged 
to his late Brother Deceased on the 5 Day of Sept 1791 timothy 
one Statute 36/ one pair of Velvet briches 15/ 

one pair of trousers tiche 8/ 
one fustin Jacket 9/ one jacket 3/ 
2 pairs of briches 36/ one jacket 9/ 
one shirt 8/2 shirts 4/ 
one pair of stockings 6/ 4 pair Do 12/ 
one blue jacket 4/ 
one castor hat 
the first housing ground cattle the 29th of 
snow to is a little to fall on Friday on the 30th 
tie snow it turned to rain went awav Mav 20th 1814 widow Sarah Lit- 















7- 6 


2- 6 


2- 8 


17- 8 















aber 1794 the first 

the 1 

7 th of Nov fell 

a lit- 


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tlefield formerly the wife of Elisha Littlefield Deceased was converted in 
Rferation Nine years august last had Lived a wonderful frame of the 
Spirit fell asleep praising the Lord 

[p. 16] 

July the 20th 1804 Samuel Applebee came to our house Samuel Ap- 
plebee was Born may 23d 1774 About the Later part of March 1819 and 
from this time to June there is a Eeformation and a goodly number of 
Souls Converted Saly & pheby Littlefield hannah Snowman & many oth- 
ers Sarah Weare Joanna Snowman & Charles Do Louis Do Joanna Ben- 
net. Eliza & Persis Ramsdells. Philemela Hasty, mary a. Lezer Feb 
15th 1823 Elder Applebee left our hous & went to brother Amos Little- 

[p. 17] 

on this 19th day of July 1814 hannah Weare the wife of Theodore 
Weare Departed this life January 16th 1816 the second Steven Weare 
Departed this life a great rain Storm happened the 28th of may & for 
about 4 Days in the year 1798 after being very Dry for the season fills 
the Earth with Water Drowns Corn and abondance of potatoes so that the 
high land is like a mire which is not known by any person 40 years of age 
then comes a very Dry year on the sea corse the crop of com is very small 
& but a few beans the gardens are all most all Dried up potatoes ware cut 
of by the Drouth & grashopers ware so bare that the Cattle ware almost 
starved people killing their Cattle for want of hay there comes a great snow 
Storm on the 17th of November & so continues till the 21th the snow is 
near 3 feet Deep on a level 

[p. 18] 

December 10th 1810 Steven Weare the son of theodore Weare Departed 
this Life about nine o clock in the morning aged thirteen years Nov 29 last 
Samuel Applebee tended funeral may 29th 1811 Theodore Avarell son 
to Samuel Avarell Departed this life with the consumtion was 23 years the 
6 Day March Last mr misinger tended funeral June 1811 mary Free- 
man aged about 61 was converted when young Departed this Life She 
was one that loved the truth Elder Samuel Applebee Tended the funeral 
March 31st 1814 on this Day mary Hutchings the wife of samuel Hutch- 
ing8 fell a sleep in Christ Rejoicing that the reproaching hour Drew near 

[p. 19] 

December 27th 1815 Noah Willson Departed this Life March 30th 
1816 the widow carlile [?] Departed this life April 2nd the aged widow 
Parsons Departed this life 1816 December 23d 1816 Joseph Goodell De- 
parted this Life Mrs Gunison the wife of Jonah Gunnison Departed this 
Life June 3d 1817 aged about 73 Dec 12th 1820 Mrs Darekes [?] good- 
ell Departed this life supposed to Be about 80 years the widow of Joseph 

[p. 20] 

February 18th 1817 Bethulah Molton that was the widow Tous and the 
Daughter of John Bradbury Esq Departed this life aged Ninty save one 
month March 1st 1817 Peletiah Perkins Jun r Departed this life aged 30 
Nov last May 8th 1817 Mary Weare the wife of Ebenezer Weare for- 
merly the wife of tuter Weare Departed this life June 29th 1817 Jona- 
than Willson Departed this life aged 64 years Sept 10th 1818 Meriam 
Philips Departed this life about 84 years the mother of Henrv Philips 

[p. 21] 

1 ebruary 22th 1802 comes a great [storm] viz About one foot of snow very 



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Cold and a high wind many vessels Cast away a number of Ships that belong 
to Salem & other towns ware Drove on cape cod & the South Shore many 
men perished William Avarell Departed this life 1810 on a wes India 
voige was a Respectable promesing young man he was a son to Job Avarell 
October 10th 1613 Daniel Weare Departed this Life Being in the 69th 
year of his age gravil Disorder A.D. 1814 march 4th Daniel Bradbury 
Departed this Life being about 55 years old mr mesinger tended the fu- 
neral A.D. 1814 march 15th margaret Avarell wife of Job Avarell De- 
parted this life aged mr mesinger tended the funeral 

[p. 22] 

1801 the fall of the year very Dry a good harvest corn very Ripe & 
good in Nov sold for 86 cent the fruits of the earth are very plenty & 
cheap Except sider that is scarce & high money plenty Thomas Jefferson 
president of the United States to the joy of the Republican Society News 
of peace Is heard among us that wars Do Cease among the European pow- 
ers. December very warm no snow of more than 4 inches Jan 1802 very 
warm no snow of more than 4 inches on the earth at a time February 1th 
comes about 3 inches the 2th at night comes about 2 inches some cold the 
ground froze makes a little hailing being the first Sleeding or slaying for 
the winter with about one inch of snow holds tell the loth of february 
being warm this Day like april : 15th the stage goes with wheals & all 
sleeding & slaying is gon for the present looks like Spring the 22th of feb- 
ruary turn back (see page 22) 

[p. 23] 

December 1800 about 15th the Snow goes away with great Rains one 
violent S. E. Storme the weather holds Kemarkebally warm like the mid- 
dle of april So people are traviling in shoes hailing Rocks for wall break- 
ing up new ground the 27th of this 1801 the winter very broken through 
by reason of a very Dry Season 1800 hay is twenty Dollars per ton 
1801 is the most Remarkeable year for Rain that is remembered by people 
-of more than 70 years of age a great season for corn grane & grass and 
most all sorts of sass for human Support & corn is very Dear by the for- 
mer Drouth from one D & 67 sent to one Dollar 39 cent the lowest — beef 
from five Dollars to 5^50 cents mutton 6 cents per lb bords 9 Dollars bar- 
000 (per 100O) wood about 3 D at the landing 

[p. 24] 

the year of 1800 the Season very whet in the Spring & cold a very 
Remarkebal Dry Summer the Inglish grane allmost cut of but a little mote 
than Double the Sead take one with another yt Does not appear there 
will be any potatoes or any other sass for man of any consequance in august 
but through king [kind] providinces warm Weather and Rains come brings 
what little corn there is to protection the frost keeps of till about 20th of 
October So the potatoes are in abondance & other sass more than man could 
Exspected hay is about 20 Dollars ton winter sets in 20th of November 

[p. 25] 

in the year of 1793 is a very Dry year Such as hath not been known 
Since the Dry years inl761&1762 then comes the winter following the 
Dry year the most moderate of any winter that hath been known by those 
that are not more than 45 years old there is carting & shaving most of. 
the winter then comes the year 1794 which is Dryer than the year 1793 

[To be continued] 

1910] Proceedings of the K. E. Hist. Gen. Society 183 



By Geo. A. Gobdon, A.M-, Kecording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 1 December, 1909. A stated meeting of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society was held at Pilgrim Hall, 14 Beacon 
Street, at 2.30 p. m., President Baxter presiding. 

In the absence of Captain Gordon, John Albree was chosen Recording Secre- 
tary pro tempore. 

The minutes of the November meeting were read and approved as records. 

Bev. George Hodges, D.D., D.C.L., Dean of the Episcopal Theological School, 
Cambridge, read a paper on The Hanging of Mary Dger, in which he told the 
story of her life from the time when she openly expressed sympathy with Anne 
Hutchinson, then suffering under the displeasure of the authorities, to her death 
on Boston Common at the Old Elm, a death she sought as a protest against the 
law and against the spirit that prompted it- 
Rev. Anson Titus spoke on the evidence as to the Quakers in the flies of Suf- 
folk County, though many of the papers through neglect have become illegible. 
Upon his motiop a vote was passed tendering the thanks of the Society to Dean 
Hodges for reading his paper, including a request for a copy of it for the archives 
of the Society. 

Bev. Thomas William Silloway stated that the tree now growing on the site 
of the Old Elm is not a scion of that tree, as the scion, which was growing 
before the Old Elm was blown down in 1876, was moved to another place, and 
the present tree planted. 

An intermission was then taken and refreshments were served. On the re- 
sumption of business, Mr. Cunningham presided at the request of President 

The reports of the librarian, the Historian and the Council were severally 
read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered and 
taken, by which seven resident members were elected. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was read and accepted. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, — That the Chair appoint a committee of three in memoriam George 
Sumner Mann, and Charles French Bead, Charles Sidney Ensign, and Charles 
Knowles Bolton were appointed. 

The Chair under the By-laws appointed two auditors : Hosea Starr Ballon and 
Henry Edwards Scott, and the action was confirmed by vote. 

On motion of William Carver Bates it was 

Voted, — That a committee be appointed to consider the location of the scion 
of the Old Elm and to report thereon. The Chair appointed William Carver 
Bates, Thomas William Silloway, and Charles French Bead as the committee. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

5 January, 1910. A stated meeting of the New England Historic Genealog- 
ical Society was held at Pilgrim Hall, 14 Beacon Street, at 2.30 p.m., President 
Baxter presiding. 

In the absence of Captain Gordon, John Albree was chosen Recording Secre- 
tary pro tempore. 
. The minutes of the December meeting were read and approved as records. 

Worthington ChaunceyFord, A.M., of Boston, read a paper entitled Massa- 
chusetts Bay and its foreign relations, 1630-1650, in which he showed that the 
first settlers were not isolated but in a centre of great activity. He analyzed 
the relations existing with other peoples and other nations and explained how 
essential is the understanding of the trade relations in studying the history of 
these early decades. 

President Baxter told of finding among the English Records a petition, dated 
about 1640, asking that the exportation of wool cards to the colonies be prohib- 
ited. On this the law officer had made the endorsement that " Englishmen 
carry their rights with them," and that the petition was therefore denied. 

vol. lxtv. 13 

184 Proceedings of the N~. E. Hist. Gen. Society [April 

On motion of William Carver Bates it was 

Voted,— That the thanks of the Society be extended to Mr. Ford for the en- 
joyment derived from his reading of this paper, and that if the paper be in print, 
a copy be requested for the use of the Society. 

After an intermission for refreshments, on the resumption of business, Mr. 
Cunningham presided at the request of President Baxter. 

Reports of the Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council 
were severally read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered taken, 
by which eight resident members were elected. 

The committee in memoriam George Sumner Mann through its Chairman, 
Charles F. Bead, offered the following report which was accepted, ordered 
spread upon the minutes, and a copy to be sent to the family of Mr. Mann : 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society desires to enter on its records an 
appreciation of the life and services of George Samner Mann, a member, who died at 
bis home in Brookline, Mass., October 27, 1909, at the age of seventy-five years. 

Mr. Mann was a Boston merchant for many years, ana retired from business in 1878 
to devote his time to the care of trust property and real estate. 

Becoming interested in the study of genealogy, he compiled and published in 1884 
the Mann Memorial, which is a record of the descendants of Richard Mann. 

It was, therefore, natural that he should become interested in the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society. He was elected a life member in 1881 aDd served on 
several important committees, and was a member of the Council of 'the Society from 
1897 to 1899. 

He was an interested and valued member, and bv his excellent advice and counsel 
added much to die material welfare of the Society. 

The report of the Committee on the Old Elm was read by William Carver 
Bates, the chairman, and on motion of Walter Kendall Watkins, it was 

Voted, — That the report be accepted, that a copy be 6ent to the City Council 
of Boston with a request that stone monuments be placed at the trees, as recom- 
mended, and that the report be sent to the Committee on Publications for publi- 
cation in the Register. 

Rev. Thomas WiUiam Silloway read a letter from Hon. Thomas N. Hart, for- 
merly Mayor of Boston, confirming the statements in the report. 

A supplemental report of the Nominating Committee was accepted. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

By John At-bhtto, Recording Secretary 

26 January. The annual meeting of the Society was held this day, agreeable 
to article 1, chapter m, of the By-laws; for a report of which see the Supple- 
ment to the present number of the Registeb. 

2 February. A stated meeting of the Society was held at Pilgrim Hall, 14 
Beacon Street, at 2.30 p. m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the meeting of January 5th and of the annual meeting were 
read and approved. 

Rev. Charles Edwards Park, minister of the First Chnrch, Boston, read a pa- 
per entitled Two Billing Elders of the First Church in Boston, Thomas Leverett 
and Thomas Oliver. After showing that the purpose of the founders of the 
Colony was to reproduce here the church of Apostolic times with the Book of 
Acts and the Pauline Epistles as the infallible rule, the speaker described its 
development in the manner adopted for the choice of church officials and for de- 
fining their duties. This was further illustrated in the lives of Leverett and 

On motion it was 

Voted, — That the thanks of the Society be extended to Rev. Mr. Park for the 
pleasure and the instruction derived from his paper, with a request that the his- 
torical material he had presented might be made available in permanent form. 

After the usual intermission for refreshments, the meeting was again called 
to order and the reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, the 
Historian and the Council were severally accepted. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered taken, 
by which five resident members were elected. 

There being no further business the meeting then dissolved. 

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Hall, Day.— At the foot of an "Ace 1 . Currant John Day & W m . Hall," dated 
Marshfleld, Apr. 3, 1805, is the following receipt: "then Rec d . of John Day a 
Silver Watch, Pocket Book and 2 Dolars in full for the Property of my son the 
Late W m Hall Who Dyed at Portsmouth Sept. 15, 1803 When "belonging to the 
Barke Colombia of Boston, John Day master. Witness my hand," etc. 

Braintree, Mass. Frank A. Bates. 

Taykr (Thayer) Family.— (Register, vol. 60, pp. 290-1.) The " Gloucester- 
shire Parish Registers," vol. xv,. containing " Marriages at Thornbury," England, 
recently issued by Phillimore & Co. of London, show that Jane the mother of 
Margery Wheeller (who married Thomas Tayer and came to New England) was 
Jane Shepherd, and that she married Abel Whillar, or Wheeller, at Thornbury 
16 Jan. 1588 ; also that William Mortimer's " late wife Margaret" was probably 
the Margaret Groome who married William Martimore, or Mortimer, at Thorn- 
bury 21 Apr. 1623, and consequently not the mother of his daughter Dorothy 
(who married Richard Tayer the emigrant to New England). 

It is interesting to note, apropos of the mention of John Hemminge of the 
Globe Theatre Company (p. 282), that a John Hemminge and July Bearde were 
married at Thornbury 23 Not. 1612. Henry E. Woods. 

Boston, Mass. 

Hobbs, Page. — The following memoranda from the Register of St. Bartholo- 
mew's Parish Church, Crewkeme, eo. Somerset, may be worth preserving- 
They were sent me by my friend, Sir Robert White-Thomson, of Broom ford 
Manor, in Devon, who had the Crewkeme register examined for me; and, 
though not legally attested, are signed by John England, Parish Clerk. A com- 
parison of them with the will of Col. Nicholas Paige of Bumney Marsh will 
show that beyond reasonable doubt, Richard and Elizabeth Hobbes of Crewkeme 
were the parents of Sarah Hobbes, second wife of Capt. John Gerrishof Boston, 
and of Martha Hobbes, wife of Nathaniel-Oliver. 

" Richard Hobbes & Elizabeth Page were married in the Parish Church, June 
13th, 1671. 

" The following children of above Richard and Elizabeth Hobbes were Bap- 
John July 11th 1673 

Margaret Oct 20 1674 [The Margaret Ferguson of Col. Paige's will. B. W.] 

Sarah Nov. 14th 1676 [Mrs. John Jerrish, of Boston. Married, I think, at 

Rumney Marsh. The record of date is lost. B.W.l 

Elizabeth Oct 4th, 1683." 

A subsequent note from Crewkeme, in the handwriting of the clerk, reads : 
" Have found the following entry : James Hatter and Late wife of Nicholas 
Paige married Sept 20 1567 " 

This clearly shows that the ancestors of Colonel Nicholas Paige of Rumney 
Marsh were resident in Crewkeme, Somerset, in the time of Queen Elizabeth. 

358 Marlborough Utreet, Boston, Mas*. Barrett Wendell. . 

Bowman, Fobbush. — Attention is drawn to the fact that the Westborough, 
Mass., Vital Records give the marriage of James Bowman and Thankful For- 
bush on 16 Mar. 1731, and the births of all the children of James and Thankful. 

In Bond's History of Watertown, this marriage and these children are credited 
to Joseph Bowman, the elder brother, botia sons of Joseph,' Francis, 2 Nathaniel. 1 
Mr. F. C. Pierce in his Forbosh Genealogy, 1892, page 25, copies Bond's state- 

The following papers were found in the Worcester probate records : 

1. Administration on estate of James Bowman of Westborough ; bond dated 
15 Feb. 1762 ; his son Joseph appointed administrator ; no mention of widow. 

2. Guardianship of Thankful, daughter of James Bowman, aged 11 years ; 
bond is dated 28 April 1764 ; Solomon Mathis guardian. 

These seem to corroborate the statement that it was James and not Joseph 
Bowman who married Thankful Forbush- Solomon Mathis married, in 1758, 

186 Notes [April 

Lydia, the eldest daughter of James and Thankful (Forbush) Bowman. Thank- 
ful Forbush, daughter of James Bowman, was born in Westborough 17 April 
1753, which would make her 11 years old in 1764. The administration papers 
show that both James and his wife died previous to 15 Feb. 1742. 

West Newton, Mass. Henby IX Woods. 

Hale, Dowsbtt, Kiebt, Ceanfield. — "This completes the record of the 
English origin and connections of the emigrant Thomas 1 Hale of Newbury, so 
far as known or likely ever to be known. . . . The maiden name, parentage and 
birth-place of Thomasine, wife of Thomas 1 Hale, are all undiscovered, and like- 
ly to remain so, unless by accidental discovery through some records of her 
own family." Thuswrote the historian of the Hale family, the late Hon. Robert 
S. Hale of Elizabethtown, N. T., in 1881 {vide ante, vol. 35, p. 375) . 

The following item, which adds the maiden name and date of marriage of 
Thomasine, was brought to my attention a year or two ago by that veteran of 
English research, Henry F. Waters : 

" 1632 Dec. 11 Thomas Hall of Watton, apud Stone, Co. Hertford, glover and 
Thomazin Dowsett, maiden; p. lycense" (Registers of St. Helen's, Bishops- 
gate, London, Harl. Soc., p. 133, Marriages). 

The conclusions of the family historian are still further upset by the follow- 
ing items taken from the marriage records of Watton as published in volume 
n of Phillimore's Hertfordshire Parish Registers marriages. 

" Thomas Haille & Joane Kirbie 19 Oct. 1601 " (p. 87) . 

** John Kirbie & Joane Cranf eilde 23 Dec. 1576 " (p. 85) . 

These records add the date of marriage of Thomas 1 Hale's parents, the date 
of marriage of his maternal grandparents, supply the Christian name of the ma- 
ternal grandfather, and the maiden name of the maternal grandmother. 

Boston, Mass. William Pbescott Greenlaw. 

Weymouth Record. — The following ancient record, found by me among the 
early records of Suffolk County, must be of interest to historians, especially to 
those who have given attention to the early history of the old town of Wey- 
mouth. I do not think it has ever been published. Louis A. Cook. 
South Weymouth. . 

A list of Fsons Slaine & Estates Lost (belonging to ye Town of) Waymouth in 
ye year 1675 & 76. ~ a 

Item. Sergnt Pratt Slaine & his mare 25 

John Banes House & Land & Swine 12 

Sergnt Whitmarshs House & Land 13 

John Richards House & Land 06 

Tho. Bayly Slaine 20 

Allen Duglen Slaine 20 

Benjamin Poole Slaine 20 

John Ford Slaine 20 

a 136 

Sum totall is 136 which amounts to 5£-Hs-td at lOd per a. 
The names of ye Selectmen 

John Holbrook 
October : 9 th 1676. Thomas Dyer 

John Bicknell 
Stephen French 
Upon examination wee Judge meet that Waymouth be allowed towards their 
Losses by the Enemie 2. 6. 8. to be abated so much out of their last ten Rates 

The Deputies approve of ye return of ye Comittee as to Waymoth losses 
above mentioned our Honrd Magists consenting hereto 

William Torrey 
The Magistrates consent not. 

J. Dudley per order. 

Dunster. — On page 188 of the April, 1907, Register, Elizabeth Dunster, 
seventh child of Henry' Dunster (Henry,* Robert 1 ), is mentioned as being bap- 




tized 15 July 1632, and married at Cambridge, 9 Dec. 1653, to Benamiel Bowers. 

In the copy of the letters or diary of Ann (Clay) Bolton, she says : " My 
grand mothers name was Elizabeth Dunster. She was born in Lancashire in 
Old England, but her Parents dying when she was young, her Untie Dunster, 
who was himself at that time President of the College in New England, sent for 
her thither and discharged his duty to her not only in that of a kind Unkle, but 
a good Christian & tender Father. By all reports, he was a man of great wis- 
dom, exemplary piety, and peculiar sweetness of temper." 

" As for my much honored Grand-Mother I believe few if any merited more 
the character of a virtuous woman, according as she is described by the wise 
man, in Proverbs Chap. 37 from verse the 10* to the end. There be yet living 
some worthy persons who were well acquainted with her, and who can say, that 
notwithstanding all the calamities that bef el them from the tyranny of cruel 
persecutors, and other common accidents of life, she remained during her life, 
which was to the age of sixty a crown to her husband and the glory of him and 
his family to the day of her death. As to her person I well remember her she 
was of middle stature, comely aspect and something so graceful in her speech 
and behaviour, that at all times she commanded both love and awe. She was 
the wife only of one man. As she was in my Grandfathers life time so she 
remained after his death, well reported for good works." 

This letter is dated 15 Nov. 1738. Ann Bolton the author, born 15 Nov. 1690, 
was the daughter of Winlock Curtis and Ann Bowers (daughter of Benamiel 
Bowers and wife Elizabeth Dunster). She married first, 16 Dec. 1710, Robert 
Clay who was lost at sea in 1716. She then married Robert Bolton, 19 Feb. 
1721, and died 5 May, 1747. This letter of hers does not agree with the Regis- 
ter account In the following respects : 

1. Mrs. Bolton well remembers her grandmother who, if she was baptized 15 
July 1632, died about 1692, when Mrs. Bolton was about two years old. 

2. Mrs. Bolton says her grandmother outlived her grandfather who is supposed 
to have died in May 1698. 

3. President Dunster in his will calls her " cousin Bowers," cousin, however, 
at that time often meaning other degrees of relationship. 

Perhaps the author of the article in the Register may be able to reconcile it 
with this one written so many years ago. W. Nelson Mathew. 

Ill East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 

[Note. — From the above diary it would seem that Elizabeth (Dunster) Bowers was a 
niece of President Dunster. As she married Bowers in 1653 it is extremely unlikely that 
she was born after 1637. The most likely chance would be that she was a daughter of 
Robert* Dunster (brother of the president) and born between the date of his second 
marriage, 27 Sept. 1636, and the date of baptism of his daughter Bethia, 9 Dec. 1638. 
If so she would have been a sister of Faith (Dnnster) Page, also called " cousin " by 
the president.' Of the other brothers of the president, Richard Dnnster, bapt. 23 Mar. 
1616-17, must have married at 19 to have been her father ; and we infer from the letter 
of President Dunster's father in 1640 that the children of Thomas Dnnster were then 
all dead. 

It does not appear certain at just what time between 1693 and 1698 Benannel Bowers 
died. If he lived to May 1698 his wife must have attained to a greater age than 60 in 
order to have survived him. — J. G. B artlett.] 

Smiths of Chatham, Mass. — The records of the Congregational Church at 
Chatham, Mass., were burned in 1861, when the parsonage was destroyed, and 
no copy of them is known to exist. The following extracts from these records, 
made many years ago and now in the possession of the undersigned, are there- 
fore of value and worthy of preservation. They are written on the old style 
dark blue writing paper. * 

1 'Account of the Smiths taken from the church records. 

1726 Dec 4 Mercy Smith was recieved into full communion with this church. 

Dec. 18. Dean Smith & Esther his wife were rec'd into full communion with 
y* chh. The same day Mary Smith. Also Stephen Smith and Hannah his wife 
were recieved into full communion & Stephen there son was baptized. 

1729 Jan. 30. Asaph a son of Dean & Esther Smith was baptized. 

Nov. 9. John a son of Nathan Kinney & Mercy his wife (who was formerly 
Mercy Smith) was baptized. 

Dec. 8. James son of Stephen Smith was baptized. 

1731 Dec. 16. George a son of Stephen Smith was baptized. 




1733 Sept. 30. Obadiah, a son of Obadiah Chase and Mary (formerly Mary 
Smith) was baptized. 

1734 April 23 d Archelaus a son of Stephen Smith was baptized. 
-1737 Feb. 24 th . Elijah a son of Stephen Smith was baptized. 
1739 Jan. 5 Hanah a child of Stephen Smith was baptized. 

1741 March 17 Bashsheby the wife of Stephen Smith was baptized. 

174 1 * &. 12 Jan 14 Obadiah a son of Stephen Smith and Bathsheba his wife was 

1742 May 18 Samuel Smith was recieved into full communion with this 
church, on the 25 Samuel, Elanah and Bethiah children of Samuel Smith were 

Bathsheba a child of Stephen and Bathsheba Smith was baptized. 
Fheba a daughter of Stephen and Bathsheba Smith was baptized. 
Freeman the son of Isaac and Mary Smith was baptized. 
Stephen Smith was chosen Deacon of this Church." 
Endorsed on the back of the paper in. a different handwriting is the following : 

" Baptisms of the Smiths in the Cpngregatioualist Church 1726 to 1749." 
Franklin, Mass. Wm. C. Smith. 

1744 Jan. 5 
1747 Jan. 8. 
1749 July 6 
1749 Sept 6. 

Greenfield, Mass. — This list of new persons moving into town was found 
on page 53 of the first volume of Greenfield Births, Marriages and Intentions. 

Boston, Mass. Aijce Westgate. 

February y* 15 : 176? W°. Eisabath Bush her Son John Bush Uriah Bush & 
Sarah Bush Came from ware into this District to Beside 

March y* 16 : 1767 Nathan Davis abigail Davis ft Nathan Davis Ju r Came 
from Colerain into this District to Beside. 

Novem r y* 25 : 1767 John Keeuey SusanahKeeney John Keeney Ju r Tho* Keney 
William Keeney & Mary Phelps Came into this District to Beside 

June 1 767 William Chad wick & his wife and Children Came from Luning- 
burge into this District to Beside. 

March y* 20 : 1769 Seth Strong & Daborah Strong Came into this District to 

June y« [Manic] : 1768 Jonas Gass & his wife & Child Came to wi B Shadwicks 
to Beside from Luningburge. 

July y« 1 : 1769 John Murry & his wife and Child Came to Tho* Wimses to 

April y e 20 : 1770 Andrew Harper Produce Harper & Abigail Twoly Came 
Into this District to Beside 

Nov. 3 : 1770 Ithniel Dean and his family Came from Haddam into this 
District to reside. 

may 1 1770 John Dowen mary Dowen Frances Dowen Mary Dowen Ju r 
Nicolas Coulee Abigal Coulee Cathern and Solomon Coulee Came from Dugless 
into this District. 

Decern 1 : 1770 John Dowen Ju r & his wife Came from Dugless into this Dis- 
trict to reside. 

Marriage Bosos. — Under Governor Andros "none were allowed to marry 
except they entered into bonds with sureties to the governor, to be forfeited in 
case there should afterwards appear to have been any lawful impediment." 
(Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts, vol. 1, p. 318). Twenty of the origi- 
nal bonds, each for £200, with autographs and a number of fine specimens of 
colonial family seals, are preserved in the Suffolk Court Files, Nos. 129996 to 
130016, as follows : 

" John Harris of the Isle of Shoal es Fisherman and Mary Sparks of Ipswich 
Spinster," dated 24 June 1687 ; Jabesh Negus of Boston, carpenter, surety. 
[Signed] John Harriss, Jabesh negues. Witnesses : John Bonamy, Wm. Mar- 

An unsigned bond for this same marriage, with John Poole, merchant, as 
surety instead of Jabesh Negus, is also on file. 

" Richard Lackey of Boston marriner and Anne Grandfield of Plymouth 
Spinster," dated 4 July 1687 ; Abraham Peirce of Boston, Gardner, surety. 
[Signed] Richard Leekey, Abraham Pearese. Witnesses : Jno. Bonamy, P. Hey- 




" John Cordoner of Boston Merchant and Elizabeth Neale of Boston Spin- 
ster," dated 25 July 1687 ; John Borland of Boston, Merchant, surety. [Signed] 
John Cordoner, John Borland. Witnesses : Jn. Bonamy. P. Heyman. 

" Samuell Gaskell in the County of Essex Gent and Elizabeth Sherman of 
Watertown Spinster," dated 26 July 1687 ; Jonathan Smithurst of Essex County, 
Husbandman, surety. [Signed] Samuel Gaskell, Johnathan Smathurst. Wit- 
nesses : Jn. Bonamy, F. Heyman. 

" Thomas Parker of Salem in the County of Essex Chirugion and Elizabeth 
Hall off Greenland in the Province of New Hampshire Widdow," dated 2 Aug. 
1687; Thomas Larkyn of Boston, alsoe Chirurgion, surety. [Signed] Thomas 
Parker, Tho. Larkin. Witnesses : Jn Bonamy. P. Heyman. 

" William Weeckes of Boston Merchant and Martha Phillipps of Boston 
Widdow," dated 31 Aug. 1687 ; Samuel Moore of Nevis, merchant, surety. 
[Signed] Wm. Weekes, Samuell moore his SM mark. Witness : Jn. Bonamy. 

" Jarvas Ballard of Boston Merchant and Martha Gyllam of Boston Widdow," 
dated 20 Sept. 1687 ; Thomas Stanbury of Boston, merchant, surety. [Signed] 
Jaryis Ballard, Tho. Stanbury. Witnesses : J. Bonamy, P. Heyman. 

" Thomas Swift of Weymouth Husbandman and Elizabeth Thompson of Wey- 
mouth Spinster," dated 22 Sept. 1687 ; Hezekiah King of Weymouth Husband- 
man, surety. [Signed] Thomas Swift, Hezekiah King. Witnesses : Wm. Mar- 
shall, P. Heyman. 

" Peter Barbour of Boston Taylor and Sarah Willy of Boston Spinster," dated 
16 Not. 1687; John Adams of Boston, Shoemaker, surety. [Signed] Peter 
Barbour, John Adams. Witnesses : Jn Bonamy, P. Heyman. 

" Joseph Buckley of Boston mariner and Joanna Nickolls of Boston Widow," 
dated 16 Nov. 1687; John Herbert Coward of Boston, Merchant, surety. 
[Signed] Joseph Buckley, John Herb* Coward. Witnesses: Jn Bonamy, P. 

" Samuell Snell of Piscataqua Marriner and Hannah Hubbard of Hingham 
Spinster," dated 12 Jan. 1687 ; Symon Grosse of Hingham in y County of Suf- 
folk, marriner, surety. [Signed] Sam 1 Snell, Smon gross. Witnesses: Edward 
Hill, P. Heyman. 

" Xtopher Allen of Bhoad Island Husbandman and Elizabeth Le gorge of Lit- 
tle Compton in the County of Bristoll, Spinster." dated 19 Jan. 1687; Rowland 
Robinson of Little Compton in the County of Bristoll, Carpenter, surety. [Signed] 
Christopher Allen, Rowlan Robinson. Witnesses: Darid Jamison, John bona- 

" John Lincolne of Hingham in y e County of Suflblke. Cooper, and Martha 
Chubbuck of Hingham, Spinster," dated 9 Feb. 1637 ; Joseph Greenleafe of Bos- 
ton, Dyer, surety. [Signed] John Lincolne, Joseph Greenlef. Witnesses: 
David Jamison, Jn Bonamy, Peter Heyman. 

"Nath n Harding of Boston in New England Marriner and Hannah Long 
of Boston Spinster," dated 5 Mar. 1687 ; Mary Litchfield of Boston, surety. 
[Signed] Nathaniel Harding, The mark of Mary » j Litchfield. Witnesses : Jn 
Bonamy, P. Heyman. 

"Thomas Remington of Hingham in the County of Suffolke Tanner and Re- 
member S to well of Hingham Spinster," dated 15 Mar. 1687 ; Nathan Farrow of 
Hingham, House Carpenter, surety. [Signed] Thomas Remington, Nathan Far- 
row. Witnesses : David Jamison, P. Heyman. 

" Thomas Child of Boston Painter and Katherine Masters of Boston Spinster," 
dated 14 Apr. 1688 ; John Comer of Boston, Pewterer, surety. [Signed] Thomas 
Child, John Comer. Witnesses : Thomas Treffry, The marke of George „ Hol- 
lard, P. Heyman. 

"John Pimm of Boston Cooper and Sarah Dikerson of Boston Spinster," da- 
ted 20 June, 1688 ; Gabriel Fishlocke of Boston, mariner, surety. [Signed] John 
Pym, Gabriell Fishlock. Witnesses : John bonamy, Samuell Ely. 

" Henry Sweeting of Rehoboth in the County of Plymouth cloth worker and 
Martha Cole of Rehoboth spinster," dated 22 June, 1688 : Thomas Skinner of 
Boston, Baker, surety. [Signed] Henry Sweeting, Thomas Skinner. Witnesses : 
John bonamy, John Woodward. 

" John Bennett of Hingham, Miller and Frances Hobart of Hingham Widdow," 
dated 26 June 1688 ; Hudson Leverett of Boston, Gent., surety. [Signed] John 
Bennet, Hudson Leveret. Witnesses : John bonamy, John Woodward. 

" Ephraim Howard of Bridgewater in the County of Plymouth Husbandman 




and Mary Keeth of the same place spinster," dated 24 Oct. 1688 ; Jonathan How- 
ard of Bridgewater, Husbandman, surety. [Signed] Ephraim Haward, Jona- 
than Haward. Witnesses : Jonathan Frankline, Jno. Bonamy. 
Newton Highland*, Mass. George S. Stewabt. 

Register Vagaries. — In connection with the use of the Index of Persons in 
Tolume 1 to 50 of the Register, the discovery was made of a second edition of 
the January 1850 number of the Begisteb (vol. 4). with results seriously affect- ' 
ing the indexing of pages 19 to 24, inclusive, The Index of Persons was based 
on the first edition — hence apparent errors of reference so far as the second 
edition is concerned. The addition of new material to Nash's " Records of Say- 
brook, Ct.," beginning on page 19, and inserted without any reference to the 
fact, is responsible for the trouble. 

In the first edition the "Becords of Saybrook, Ct.," * end on page 21 ; in the 
second on page 22. In the first edition " First Ancestor of the Chipmans in N. 
England " begins on page 22 ; in the second on page 23. The " Letter of Henry 
Wolcott," b appearing on page 23 of the first edition, is omitted entirely from 
the second edition. The space left On page 24 of the first edition is occupied 
by " Additions and Corrections to the First Settlers of Barnstable," e while in 
the second edition it is taken by the " Epitaph of Stephen Farrar."* 

The following list of persons includes those additional names appearing in 
the second edition of the January 1850 Register, pages 19 to 24, inclusive, and 
sach names as occurred on a different page in the first edition : 

Ball, Thomas, 4 : 21 
Beaman, ) Deborah, 4 : 20 
Beament, [Elizabeth, 4 : 20 
Beamon, J Mary, 4 : 20 
Blith, Ann, 4:21 
Brooker, John, 4 : 21 
Sarah, 4 : 21 
Buckingham, Daniel, 4 : 21 

Margaret, 4 : 21 
Samuel, 4 : 21 
Sarah, 4 : 21 
Temperance, 4:21 
Thomas, 4 : 21 
Bull, Phoebe, 4:22 
Kobert, 4 : 22 
Bushnell, Esther, 4 : 20 
FranciSi 4 : 20 
Rebecca, 4:40 
Richard, 4 : 21 
Sarah, 4:20 
William, 4 : 20 
Chalker, Abraham, 4: 22 
Alexander, 4 : 22 
Hannah, 4 : 22 
Jane, 4 : 22 
Katharine, 4 : 22 
Mary, 4 : 22 
Phoebe, 4 : 22 
Samuel, 4 : 22 
Sarah, 4 : 22 
Stephen, 4 : 22 
Champion, Henry, 4 : 22 
Mary, 4 : 22 
Sarah, 4 : 22 

Steven, 4 : 22 
Thomas, 4 : 22 
Chapman, Ann, 4 : 21 
Anna, 4:21 
Benjamin, 1 : 22 
Elizabeth, 4 : 22 
Hannah, 4: 21 
John, 4 : 22 
Mary, 4:22 
Mehi table. 4 : 22 
Robert, 4 : 22 
Sarah, 4 : 22 
Stephen, 4 : 22 
Chipmaa, Hannah, 4 : 24 
John, 4 : 24 

Richard Manning, 4 : 23 
Tamzine, 4 : 24 
Thomas, 4:23 
Clark, Abigail, 4 : 22 
John, 4 : 22 
Joseph, 4 : 22 
Nathaniel, 4 : 22 
Rebecca, 4 : 22 
Temperance, 4 : 22 
Collins, Mary, 4 : 21 
Danf ord, Lydia, 4 : 20 
Derbe, Christopher, 4 : 23 
John, 4 : 23 
William, 4 : 23 
Dunk, Thomas, 4 : 21 
Griswold, Margaret, 4 : 21 
Ingham, Sarah, 4 : 22 
Sani ord, Hannah, 4 : 22 
Sheather, Mary, 4 : 22 

• The last paragraph of this article is repeated, with slightly different wording, u 
the first paragraph on page 137. 

b Not indexed at the end of vol. 4. 

e This is repeated on page 192 with this footnote : " As this communication appeared 
only in part of the edition of the last Register, it is reprinted in this number . — Ed." 

d Reprinted on page 91. 




In the earlier volumes of the Register it was customary to stitch in or paste 
in any plate (or plates), to accompany the number, opposite the first page of the 
text, irrespective of the position it (or they) should occupy when bound up. 
When two plates were furnished they were usually placed face to face, with 
tissue paper between them, at the beginning of a number, and are frequently to 
be found in this position in bound volumes owing to the absence of any binding 
instructions. The subjoined list may be of assistance in placing properly such 
portraits, etc., as would, naturally, not be bound in at the beginning of any num- 

Portrait of Gen. Henry Dearborn, sometimes missing, should face 
page 297. 

Pease Addenda et Corrigenda, should face page 28. 

Portrait of Gen. John Sullivan, should face page 137. 

Portrait of Usher Parsons, should face page 20 (indexed page 17). 

Portrait of Andrew Henshaw Ward, should face page 334. 

Portrait of Robert Hooper, should face page 283. 

Portrait of Jacob Wendell, should face page 420. 

Portrait of Hon. Chandler Eastman Potter, should face page 61 (in 
dexedpage 62). 

Appleton Pedigree, should face page 209. 

Portrait of Frances Mainwaring Caulkins, should face page 396. 

Portrait of David Reed, should face page 378. 

Edward Oxnard, Invitation, should face page 6. 


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Historical Intelligence 

Archibald, Archbald, Archbold. — William Charles Archibald, 1 Myrtle St., 
Boston, Mass, is compiling a list of all of the name living in the United States 
and Canada, with a view of ultimately publishing historical and genealogical 
data of the family. He solicits correspondence. 

Eaton Family Association. — Owing to deaths among its officers the associa- 
tion has become inactive. With the idea of reviving it Mr. Amos H. Eaton, 
Middleborough, Mass., desires to correspond with those interested in the asso- 
ciation's existence. 

Bartlett. — Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley, Marblehead, Mass., is preparing a Bart- 
lett Family Pedigree. This family shows descent from Capt. Robert Bartlett of 
Frampton, Eng., Dunstable and Marblehead, Mass. The pedigree will record 
notes of connected families of Adams, Andrews, Barker, Cruff (Craft), Deacon, 
Dennis, Diamond, Fetterplace, Gridler, Green, Hooper, Malcom, Nicholson. Par- 
ker, Pearce (Pierce), Pitman, Proctor, Read (Reade), Roals, Stevens, Trefry, 
Walton, White, Wooldbridge, and other alliances. 

History of King's County, N. S. — Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, 
D. C. L., is to publish ll The History of King's County, Nova Scotia," this spring. 
The work, which will run to about 700 pages, will contain a large amount of 
genealogical information of interest to both Americans and Nova Scotians. For 
particulars address the author, care of the Salem Press Company, Salem, Mass. 

Essex County Court Records.— The Essex Institute proposes to publish 
the records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 
provided a sufficient number of subscriptions be secured to warrant the under- 
taking. These records, and the accompanying files containing the abstracts of 
testimony, depositions, and other papers ntsed in the original trials, date from 
1634, and are of inestimable value to the historian, genealogist and sociologist. 
This collection of original manuscripts, so intimately picturing the manners and 
customs of New England life during the Colonial period, is by far the most ex- 
tensive of its kind in existence and because of its inaccessibility, the absence of 
indexes, save for a short period, and the fact that it remains practically unknown, 
little use has been made of its wealth of material. The historian will find in the 
depositions and testimony a vivid picture of life and social conditions in the 
earliest times following the settlement, while the records of each successive Court 




illustrate the development of the Colony and the Province. The genealogist 
and biographer will soon appreciate the fact that nearly every person in the 
Colony at some time came before the various Courts as plaintiff, defendant, or 
witness. The depositions usually preserve the age and occupation of the depo- 
nents and oftentimes show family connections, while not infrequently the Eng- 
lish origin appears. The lawyer will find interesting matter relating to the 
Court and its procedure, and also to the development of practice and testimony. 
It is proposed to publish these records in abstracted form in which every es- 
sential particular is retained. They will be issued, a volume a year, in octavo 
volumes, each containing over five hundred pages of text, with an exhaustive 
index of names, places, and subjects. For a prospectus, printed on the quality 
of paper to be used, and specimen pages showing the size of the printed page, 
the style of type, and the nature and arrangement of the subject matter, address 
The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
•specially service under theU. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Bennett.— John, who died at Middleborough, Mass., in 1717-18, by William 

Bradford Brown, North Adams, Mass. 
Brown. — William of Stafford Co., Va., who died subsequent to 1732, by James 

Edgar Brown, 69 Clark Street, Chicago, HI. 
Cook. — Walter, who died at Mendon, Mass., in 1695-6, by Louis A. Cook, 

South Weymouth, Mass. 
Currier. — John, who died at Salem, N H., in 1790, by Edwin M. Currrier, 95 

Ludlam Street, Lowell, Mass. 
Davis.— Dolor, who died at Barnstable, Mass., in 1673, by Calvin C. Davis, Do- 
ver, N. J. 
Flagg.— Eleazer, who died at Concord, Mass., in 1722, by Charles A. Flagg, Li- 
brary of Congress, Washington, D. C. 
Frye.— Adrian, who died'atKittery, Me., about 1700, by John Freeman Frye, 187 

Pleasant Street, Marlborough, Mass. 
Mann.— Matthew, who died at Landaff, N. H., between 1790 and 1795, by Moses 

Whitcher Mann, 138 Boston Avenue, West Medford, Mass. 
Payne — Rev. Abraham, who died at Hamilton, N. T., in 1801, by Augusta ¥. 

Payne White, Franklin, Ind., and Charles T. Payne, New York City. 
Peterson.— John, who die d at Duxbury, Mass., about 1718, by William Bradford 

Browne, North Adams, Mass. 
Porter.— Maj. John, who died at Littleton, Mass., in 1834, by H. E. V. Porter, 

Jamestown, N. Y. 
Skinner.— John, who died at Hartford, Conn., in 1650, and Thomas, who died at 

Maiden, Mass., in 1703-4, by Mrs. Nathalie R. Fernald, 217 West Utica Street, 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
Smith.— Sergt. Joseph, who died at Hadley, Mass., in 1733, by F. N. Smith. 

1210 West North Street, Canton, Ohio. 
Stewart. — John, who died at Haverhill, Mass., in 1784, by George William 

Stewart, 563 Dutton Street, Lowell, Mass. 
Taft.— Robert, who died at Mendon, Mass., in 1724-5, by Russell W. Taft, 

Burlington, Vt. 
Tingle.— Samuel, who died at Maiden, Mass., in 1666, by Raymon M. Tingley, 

Herrick Center, Pa. 
Willson.— Alexander, who died at Londonderry, N. H., in 1752, by EarlFarwell 

Wilson, 603 Bearinger Building, Saginaw, Mich. 
Wolcott.— Henry, who died at Windsor, Conn., in 1655, by Chandler Wolcott, 99 

Park Avenue, N. Y. 


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(The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when stnt 
by mail. For the January issue, books shoald be received by Nov. 1 ; for April, by 
Feb. 1 ; for July, by May 1 ; and for October, by July l.J 

John 1 Alden of Ashfield, Mass., and Chautauqua Co., N. F-, his Alden ancestors 

and his descendants, compiled by Frank Wesley Alden, Delaware, Ohio. 

Printed for private circulation, 1909. 8° pp. 84, port. Price, $1.65, postpaid; 

two or more books $1.50 each, postpaid. Apply to the author. 

The ancestors of John of Ashfield started from Plymouth and Duxbury, 
whence the line advanced through Bridgewater. South Bridgewater, and Green- 
wich, Mass., to Stafford, Conn., where this John was born. At the time he at- 
tained his majority he was living in Ashfield, Mass. The records of the daugh- 
ters of the house are fully given, and, as the ancestry of the men they married 
is often printed, many surnames beside that of Alden are to be found in the in- 
dex. The will of Joseph Alden of Bridgewater, lists of soldiers, and reprints 
of Mayflower documents are also to be found between the covers of this little 

A Genealogy of Eber and Lydia (Smith) Baker of Mariam, Ohio, and their descend- 
ants, revised to October, 1909. Arranged by Elwood T. Bakes of Brooklyn, 
N. Y. Published by Lydia Amanda Copeland of Chariton, Iowa. 8° pp. 87. 
illus. Price 50 cents. Apply to Elwood T. Baker, 1391 Dean Street, Brook- 
lyn, N. T. 

Hon. Eber Baker, one of the founders of Marion, Ohio, was born in 1780 in Bow- 
doin, Me., and married Lydia Smith of Mayflower ancestry. This record of 
their descendants was published for distribution anions the family through the 
generosity of Mrs. Lydia Amanda (Baker) Copeland, who requests that the blank 
slips at the end of this little brochure be filled out and mailed to the compiler 
as a means of recording any family " event." Although designed for personal 
family use, this record will be useful to others, who wflfl be pleased to find it in- 

The Bates Bulletin. September 1909. Vol. m. Number 1. 8* pp. 12, fllos. 
A portrait and sketch of the late William Clinton Bates is the initial article in 
this number, which contains among other family data a sketch of the Bates 
Family of Bellingham by Henry A. Whitney. 

A record of the lands and past descendants of Henry ami Anne Clark, who set- 
tled in New Jersey in 1728, collected by Henrt Spexcer Clark. Paterson. 
N. J., C. Earner, Jr., 1909. 8° pp. [15], port. 

This sketch of Henry Clark, a Scotchman who settled at the head branches of 
the Whippany River, lioxiticus, Old Hunterdon County, ST. J-, records the names 
of his descendants in the early generations, and gives a good description of the 
lands owned by him. A pencil sketch of the location of his property is to be 
found in this volume and adds to its usefulness. 

Dorrance Inscriptions, Old Sterling Township Burying Ground, Oneco, Conn., 

copied by Emma Finney Welch. 1909. 4? pp. 24. 

In addition to the inscriptions from Oneco fwhich were verified and attested 
by the town clerk), stones were copied from Dorrance family burying grounds 
in Foster and Coventry R. I., the Gallup cemetery on the road fronTOneco to 
Portertown. Conn., and the cemetery at Brooklyn, Comn. John and George 
Dorrance, with their families and the Rev. Samuel Dorrance, all Scotch-Irish 
Presbyterians, emigrated from the north of Ireland before 1723. John and 
George settled in Foster, R. I. The Rev. Samnel married Elizabeth Smith in 
1726 and settled in Sterling, Conn. The inscriptions are copied line for line in 
the order in which the stones are found in the yard. 

Genealogy of the Fillebrown Family with biographical sketc&ts, by Charles Bow- 
doin Fillebrown. Boston, Mass., published bv the author, 1910. *" pp. 16 
+377+15, illus. 

•All the unsigned reviews are written by Miss Alice Lccretul Westgate of Boston. 

194 Booh Notices [April 

All the information that the author has been able to collect concerning the 
family at large has been incorporated with his early biographical sketches of 
the family and is presented in this single volume. The remarkable collection of 
portraits and views of the homesteads of the family fills two hundred pages. 
The genealogy starts with Thomas, 1630-1713, of Cbarlestown and Cambridge, 
Mass., and through his sons Thomas and John the family is carried on and 
traced from Maine to Wisconsin, a record which indicates considerable labor 
and research, although the author modestly apologizes in the preface for the in- 
completeness of his work. The biographical sketches are unusually full, that 
of Mr. C. B. Fillebrown giving an extended account of his activities in the Sin- 
gle Tax League. The volume, printed on heavy paper, is indexed, and furnished 
with an appropriate binding in brown cloth. 

The Frost family in England and America, with special reference to Edmund 
Frost and some of his descendants, by Thomas G. Frost, Ph.D., LL.D., and 
Edwabd L. Fkost, M.D. Buflalo [N. Y.], Bussell Printing Company, 1909. 
8° pp. 165+12, illus. 

The pedigrees of the Frost families found in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Yorkshire, 
England, are given in Part One of this genealogy, which received the direction 
of Thomas G. Frost. Part Two gives an account of nine generations of the 
descendants of Edmund Frost of Cambridge, in 1635, and was compiled by Dr. 
Edward L. Frost. Biographical sketches of interest to the families of John 
Edward Frost, Thomas Gold Frost, William George Frost, Dan Frost, and Ed- 
ward L. Frost, comprise the third part of this genealogy. The book is indexed, 
contains an unusual number of portraits, and will be useful to many people, as 
this particular branch of the Frost family has seemed to receive but scant atten- 
tion heretofore. 

Ancestry and descendants of Josiah Hale, fifth in descent from Samuel Hale of 
Hartford, Conn., 1637 ; to which is added an appendix showing other lines of 
descent, compiled by Oscae Bale. Rutland, Vt., The Tuttle Com- 
pany, Printers, 1909. 8° pp. 133, illus. 

The work of collecting this record of the descendants of Samuel Hale, who 
settled in Hartford, Conn., in 1637, was begun, as the compiler states in the 
preface, with the intention of getting in closer touch with the various lines of 
descent. A " Relationship Chart," originated by Mr. Hale, is also added to the 
genealogy, with careful directions for finding the nearest common ancestor and 
thereby discovering the closest degree of consanguinity. The Register plan is 
used in arranging the material. The volume is a good example of book-making, 
being clearly printed, indexed, and well bound in crimson cloth. 

The Descendants of Ben. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Conn., 1586-1908, by Ed- 
ward Hooker, Commander, U. S. N. Edited by Margaret Huntington 
Hooker. [E. B. Andrews Company, Rochester, N. Y., 1909.] 8° pp. 558. 
This large genealogy, recording more than five thousand descendants of this 
famous New England preacher, is a fine specimen of careful, accurate, pains- 
taking labor, and the many who knew that material for such a publication was 
being collected by the late Commander Hooker (whose blindness compelled him 
to leave the work incompleted) will be glad indeed to see the finished product. 
The arrangement of the genealogy is very similar to the Regis teb plan. The 
biographical sketches are concise paragraphs of well-condensed facts. The 
book is indexed, printed handsomely on heavy paper, and bound in half morocco, 
making a volume on which the editor is to be congratulated. 

The Lakin Family of Groton, Mass., by William H. Manning. Boston, New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909. 4° pp. 11. 

This is a reprint from the Register for October 1909. 

Elijah Longley and his descendants, by Arthur Willis Stanford. Eobe [Japan] , 
Printed by the Fukuin Printing Company, Limited, 1909. 8° pp. 31, port. 
John Longley, the great-grandfather of Elijah, whose descendants are here 

enumerated, was the son of William and Deliverance Longley, who, with five 

of their children, were killed by the Indians 27 July 1694 in Groton, Mass. 

John was one of the three children taken captive by the Indians, with whom he 


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lived nearly five years before being ransomed. Elijah Longley was born in 
Shirley 15 July 1778. This pamphlet is described by the author as a contribution 
toward a Longley genealogy. 

Family record of our line of descent from Maj. John Mason of Norwich, Conn., 
by Theodobe West Masox. New York, The Grafton Press, 1909. 8° pp.;59+8, 


The military service performed by John Mason in the English army fitted him 
for Ms duties in New England, where he was a successful Indian fighter, the 
commandant of the fort at Saybrook, Conn., and Deputy-Governor and Assistant 
at Norwich. The line is traced through his youngest son, Daniel Mason, born 
in 1652 at Saybrook, and then through the latter's son, Daniel, who married 
Dorothy, daughter of Kev. Jeremiah Hobart of Haddam, Conn. The biographical 
sketches are very well filled out, and will be of especial interest to the family. 
The illustration is a photographic reproduction of the statue erected in memory 
of Maj. John Mason at Pequot Hill, Mystic, Conn. 

Peabody Genealogy, compiled by Selim Hobabt Peabody, LL.D., edited by 
Charles Henry Pope. Boston, Mass., Charles H Pope, publisher, Pope 
Baflding, 1909. 8° pp. 596, illus. 

Joian Paybody, who came to Plymouth as early as 1636 but soon settled in 
Duxfasary, mentioned three sons in his will, Thomas, Francis, and William. No 
record of Thomas has been found. Two-thirds of this work is devoted to the 
descendants of Francis Peabody of Ipswich, Mass., of whom the author says 
that though there is no documentary evidence for the theory that Francis of 
Ipswich was the son of John of Duxbury, that theory has been acted on in this 
work- The descendants of William of Duxbury occupy about one hundred 
pages, and there is some account of the Newport, Dartmouth, and New London 
families. The English research recently made by the editor is also reported. 
Among the illustrations is a portrait of George Peabody, the philanthropist, and 
the facsimile of a personal letter to him from Queen Victoria in her own hand- 

The R-eade Record. Number II. 1909. Beade Historical and Genealogical As- 
sociation. 8° pp. 8, port. 
Brief items of special interest to the family association make up this leaflet, 

which gives no unusual emphasis to any of the contributions. 

Thomas Remington of Suffietd, Conn., and some of his descendants {supplement), 
by Louis Marinus Dewey, of Westfield, Mass. 8° pp. 2. 
This is a reprint from the Register for January 1910. 

James Rising of Suffield, Conn., and some of his descendants, by Loins Mabtsus 
Dewey. Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909, 8° pp. 11. 
This is a reprint from the Register for October 1909. 

Donald Robertson and his trife Rachel Rogers of King and Queen County, Vir- 
ginia; also a brief account of the ancestry of Commodore Richard Taylor of 
Orange County, Va., and his naval career, by William Kyle Andebsox. 
[Detroit, Mich., Winn and fiammond.] 8° pp. 263+26, illus. 

Donald Robertson was born September 1717, in the Highlands of Scotland, 
and cazme in 1753 to Virginia, where he soon established a private school or 
academy of his own. Among his pupils were James Madison and George Rog- 
ers Clairk. In 1764 he married Rachel Rogers whose ancestor Giles Rogers emi- 
* grated from Worcestershire, Eng., to Virginia in 1686. Five generations of 
their descendants are recorded here. 

A brief account of the Taylor family of Virginia describes the ancestry of 
Commodore Richard Taylor, and also gives the record of his naval services in 
the Revolution. The book is printed on deckle-edge paper, the illustrations are 
half -tomes, and there is an index. 

Luther Sisson of Easton, Mass., his ancestry and descendants, compiled and 
printed by Arthur A. Wood. Slocum, R. I., 1909. 12° pp. 13. Price 50 
cents- Apply to the compiler, Slocum, R. I. 


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A single line is carried from Richard Sisson, who was admitted freeman at 
Portsmouth, R. I., in 1653, down to Luther Sisson of Baston, whose children 
and grandchildren are here recorded. An annual reunion of the family is held 
on Labor Day at Eastern. 

A history of the American and Puritanical family of Suttiff or Sutliffe, and a 
genealogy of the descendants of Nathaniel Sutliff, Jr., by Samuel Milton 
Sutliff, Jr. Downers Grove, 111., The Klemscott Press, 1909. 8° pp. 199, 

" First American Family connected with New England 1614-1909 " is the sub- 
title found on the cover. This has reference to Dr. Sutcliffe, Dean of Exeter, 
who was associated with Sir Ferdinando Gorges and interested in Capt. John 
Smith's exploration of the New England coast, which Smith described in his 
letter of 1614 addressed to the " Adventurers for the country of New England," 
and containing direct mention of Dr. Sutcliffe. Abraham Sutliff, the emigrant 
ancestor, was of Plymouth and Scituate, Mass. The line is carried through 
Abraham, Jr., and Nathaniel, Sr., to Nathaniel, Jr., of Deerfleld, Mass., and Dur- 
ham, Conn., whose descendants are enumerated to the number of two thousand 
and more in this volume. A genealogy of the descendants of John, the brother 
of Nathaniel, Jr., has already been published by Bennett H. Sutliffe. 

Peter Talbot of Dorchester, Mass., and some of his descendants, compiled by 
Solomon Talbot of Sharon, Mass. Published by Eugene Solomon Talbot, 
M.D., Chicago. Columbus, Ohio, Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly, 
1909. 8° pp. 65-74. Price $1.25. Apply to Edward A. ClaypooL, 309 Bush 
Temple, Chicago, 111. 

The record of Peter Talbot and some of his descendants, by the late Newton 
Talbot, furnishes the data in this article down to Jabez Talbot, from which 
point all the lines are filled out to date, making a very useful record. 

Qtnealogy of the Wickware Family, containing an account of the origin and 
early history of the name and family in England, and the record of John 
Widhoare of New London, Conn., 1675, and his descendants in America, by 
Arthur Maxlet Wick wire. [New York and Meriden. The Curtiss-Way 
Company, 1900.] 8° pp. 283. 

Attractive, well-compiled, and useful, this account of a family of early Eng- 
lish origin is presented in a scholarly manner, and is clearly arranged in a style 
similar to the Register plan. The statements made are the results of research 
among original records of good authority, and eight generations of the Ameri- 
can descendants are given, which, although the emigrant ancestor settled in 
Connecticut, are found to be scattered throughout the United States and Canada. 
A view of the Wickwar Parish Church, built in Gloucestershire about 1300, heads 
the list of illustrations, which are good. Maps, facsimiles, and a family chart 
help complete this work, which is printed on excellent paper, indexed and suit- 
ably bound. 

Bay State Historical League. Publication IV. Proceedings 1903-1907. Boston, 

Mass., Published by the League, 1909. 8° pp. 44. 

The records of the sixth to the eighteenth meetings of this League are given 
here, and occasionally include a resumfe of the papers read before the League, 
which was formed in order to bring together all the local historical societies in 
the state. 

Clark's Boston Blue Book, 1910. Private address, carriage and club directory, 
visiting list and shopping guide for Boston, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, and 
Cambridge, alphabetically arranged. Boston, Mass., Sampson and Murdock 
Company, 1909. 16° pp. 864, illus. 
A curious and interesting collection of miscellaneous information is to be 

found in this book, which is really a social register of the residential districts of 

Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge. The illustrations are typical of the districts 

with which this directory is most concerned. 

Stage days in Brimfield, a century of mail and coach. [By] Mary Ann Tarbell. 
[SprinzSeld, Mass., The E. A. Bassette Company, Printers, 1909.] 8° pp. 

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The electric railway and the old stage coach have met in Brimfleld, to the 
vanquishing of the Latter, which for nearly sixty years had transported the 
United States mails and carried passengers to and from Brimfleld, east and 
west. The different routes which led through the town and the fascination of 
tracing the old abandoned roads, the stage driver, aud the characteristics of 
some of the towns and villages through which the coach passed, are some of 
the topics treated here. The book is illustrated with many charming views. 

The Cambridge Historical Society. Publication IV. Proceedings January 26 
and October 26, 1909. Cambridge, Mass-, published bv the Society, 1909. 
8° pp. 108. 
The celebration of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Centenary by this Society 

affords the most interesting subject for the general reader in this publication, 

although addresses on Dr.Benjamin Waterhouse, the Lawrence Scientific School, 

and several letters also printed will be found of value. 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Third Series, Vol- 
ume II. Meeting of May 1908. For sale by James Hope and Son, Ottawa, 
The Copp-Clark Campany, Limited, Toronto, 1908. 8° variously paged, illus. 
The various official lists of the Society, business measures and reports are 
contained in the Proceedings, while the Transactions include many learned pa- 
pers on scientific and historical subjects. 

Five Johns of Old Dartmouth, by William Arthur Wing. [No title-page.] 

John Smith, John Bossell, John Akin, John Shepherd, and John Howland are 
the five men who each receive a short sketch in this paper, which was read 
before the Old Dartmouth Historical Society of New Bedford 30 June 1909. 

Inscriptions on the gravestones in the old " New England Town " Burying 
Ground, Fairton, Fairfield Township, Cumberland Co., iV. J., with a histori- 
cal sketch, a list of the signers of the " Cohansey Compact," 1697, and the 
names of some of the early settlers of Fairfield, compiled by Frank D. An- 
drews. Vineland, N. J., 1909. 12° pp. 18. 

The contents of this little pamphlet are well described in the title page. The 
gravestone inscriptions are arranged alphabetically and contain many New Eng- 
land names, as a number of the early inhabitants came from Connecticut. 

Vital Records ofFarmingdale, Maine, in the year 1892. Editor, Hexey Sew all 
Webster, A.M. Committee on publication, Asbury Cohe Stilphen. Published 
under authority of the Maine Historical Society. Gardiner [Me.], The Repor- 
ter-Journal Press, 1909. 8° pp. 96. Price $1.00, postpaid. Apply to the 
editor, Gardiner, Me. 

Every volume of vital records from the State of Maine is a boon to genealo- 
gists and equally welcome to every son and daughter of that co mmunit y. It 
is also gratifying to those who are interested in the preservation of such val- 
uable records to see that a state sufficiently appreciates its treasures to assist in 
printing them, but it is to be regretted that a larger appropriation cannot be 
'made under this act (which places the maximum at five hundred dollars). As 
the state takes five hundred copies of any volume of vital records at one cent 
per page, it would seem as if larger towns, whose records must amount to more 
than one hundred printed pages, would be deprived of the benefit of the act. 
The volume reflects great credit on its editor, who has added information found 
in church, grave, and private records. 

Old Hallowell on the Kennebec, by Emma Hunttsgton Nason. Augusta, Me., 
1909. 8° pp. 359, illus. Price 3E2.50. Apply to the author, 51 Green Street, 
Augusta, Me. 

Charming as Mrs. Nason's hooks always are, a particularly rich and happy 
vein of pleasure seems to have been struck by her delving into the history of 
this remarkable town, of which the late John Ward Dean said that " There 
was here a state of society that can never be reproduced.*" The story of the 
progress of the town from the time of its earliest settlement to its incorpora- 
tion as a city in 1852 is well described, and much attention is given to biograph- 
ical sketches. There is a good collection of full-page half-tone illustrations, 

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including portraits of the famous men and women that maintained the social 
and intellectual status for which the town was widely known, views of fine old 
houses and picturesque scenery. The volume, printed on good paper, is indexed, 
and attractive in appearance. 

The first siege of Louisburg, 1745, by Henry M. Baker. Concord, N. H., The 

Kumford Press, 1909. 8° pp. 17. 

This address, which was delivered before the New Hampshire Society of 
Colonial Wars 2 September 1909, gives first a general outline of the struggle 
between England and France for possession on this continent, and leads up to a 
detailed account of the famous and successful expedition of 1745, which the 
author truly describes as "a strange mixture of religious enthusiasm, commer- 
cial greed, and national hatred." 

Manchester Historic Association Collections. Vol. IV. Part 2. Manchester, 
N. H., Manchester Historic Association, 1909. 8° pp. 149-228, port. 
The Mills of Manchester, Amoskeag Pioneer Days, and an article on Maj. 
John Moor precede a group of essays on the Battle of Bennington, Gen. John 
Stark, and Stark's Independent Command at Bennington. The Recollections 
of the Old Hanover Street Church and Notes from an American Geography by 
Rev. Jedidiah Morse close the number. 

History of Newburyport, Mass., 1764-1909, by John J. Cubrikr. Volume II. 

Newburyport, Mass., printed for the author, 1909. 8° pp. 679, illus. 

The first volume of the History of Newhuryport was published in 1906, and 
gave the civil history of the town from 1764 to 1905. In this second volume 
such subjects as shipwrecks, fire and police protection, Revolutionary War 
soldiers, and literary and benevolent societies, are discussed, and many personal 
sketches appear of lawyers, doctors, authors, artists, engravers, philanthro- 
phists, revivalists, foreign traveUers, and eccentric characters. Of the last there 
is a motley crew, led by the most famous of all, Lord Timothy Dexter. The 
appendix contains considerable addenda to previous works published by 'the 
same author, a list of the soldiers stationed at Plum Island, and members of the 
Massachusetts Senate elected from Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury. 
There is also an account of Henry Lnnt and some of his descendants. 

The New Haven Colony Historical Society. Beports presented at the annual 
meeting 22 November 1909. AUo a list of officers and members for 1909-10. 
New Haven [Conn.], published by the Society, 1910. 8° pp. 27. 

History of New York Ship Yard*, by John H. Morrison. New York, Press of 
W[mia]m F. Sametz and Company [1909]. 8° pp. 165, illus. 
Following bis "History of American Steam Navigation," the author has 
brought out this collection of data regarding the development of shipbuilding, 
from the colonial period to the decline of wooden shipbuilding in 1860. The 
progress made in the colonial period is treated in a general manner only, as no 
records of advancement in this industrial pursuit in New York City were made 
until after 1783. The text is well illustrated by views of vessels of different 
periods, and a record is given of some of the prominent clipper ships that sailed 
from New York from 1841 to 1860. 

Officials of the parish of Trinity Church, Portland, Conn., from its organization 
in 1789 to 1909 inclusive, compiled by John Hat.t, Sage. [Portland, Conn., 
Middlesex County Printery, 1909.] 8° pp. 10. 

These lists give the names and years of service of those who have been con- 
nected with the parish in an official capacity. 

Ye Olde Mint, being a brief description of the first U. S. Mint established by 
Congress in 1792, at Seventh Street and Sugar Alley (now Filbert Street), 
Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Frank H. Stewart Electric Co., 7th and Filbert 
Streets [1909]. 8° pp. 24, illus. 

It is not often that the purchaser of a historic old landmark spends the thought 
and effort displayed in this pamphlet to give to history an accurate, well-illustrated 
account of the building before it is demolished to make way for a structure 


Bool: Notices 199 

more suited to present needs. Numismatists will be interested in the illustra- 
tions shown here of the coins discovered in and about the building. 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. No. 16. Published by 
order of the Society. Charleston, S- C Press of Walker, Evans & Cogswell 
Co., 1909. 

The publication of Huguenot wills is continued in this magazine, and an in- 
structive address on the condition of French Protestants after 1685, by Charles 
E. Lart, is reprinted here from the proceedings of the Huguenot Society of 
London. In recording the transactions by which the Society recently became 
owner of the site of the French Huguenot* Church of the Parish of St. James, 
Goose Creek, a brief but comprehensive account is given of the history of the 
church and those who probably were its early members. A list of the present 
members of the Society, at the end of the magazine, contains the names of the 
original Huguenot families from which the member derives descent. 

Twenty years of the Westborough Histoirical Society. An address by the presi- 
dent, Kev. S. I. Briant, 27 October 1909. Westborough, Mass., Chronotype 
Printing Company. 1909. 8° pp. 11. 
The historical addresses delivered before this Society, which was formed in 

1889, are first enumerated in this address, which also gives account of the field 

days and entertainments of the Society, its publications, membership, and future 


Harvard College. Record of the Class of 1894. Secretary's Report No. 5. For 
the Fifteenth Anniversary. Cambridge [Mass.], printed for the use of the 
Class, Caustic-Claflin Company [1909]. 8° pp. 3+406. 

The sketches of the members of the Class are alphabetically arranged, and 
are to be praised especially for containing such clear statements of primitive 
facts. Too seldom in such reports does one find full names, parentage, and 
complete dates given. The omission of such essential data greatly impairs the 
usefulness of the volume for future reference. 

Supplement to the Register of the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Dames of 
America, 1905-1909. Boston, Printed for the Society, 1909. 8° pp. 432- 

Supplementary claims to membership in this Society, as well as the ancestor 
on which each member is admitted, are painted in this issue. 

Register of Members of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, with the constitution and by-lm.cs and an account of its 
work. Boston, printed for the Society, 1909. 4° pp. 208, portraits. 
Several interesting addresses and portraits are added to the list of members, 

military records of new members, and constitution and by-laws. 

Register of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Missouri. 1907-1909. 

Compiled by Henry Cadle, Registrar. [St. Louis, Press of Woodward and 

Tiernan Printing Company.] 4° pp. 146L illus. 

The Register is distinguished by an unusual number of portraits, which greatly 
increase the value and interest of the report. The roll of membership gives the 
colonial descent of each member, and the book also includes the usual list of 
officers and by-laws of the Society. 

Register of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio. 1909. 8° pp. 96. 
A " List of Ancestors and Descendants-" the necrology of the Society, and 
several addresses delivered before the Society, are printed in this pamphlet in 
addition to the constitution, by-laws, and officers of the Society. 

Master Minds at the Commonwealth's Heart, bv Percy H. Epler. Worcester, 

Mass., F. S. Blanchard & Co., 1909. 8° pp. 317, illus. 

It should not be forgotten that lives of international greatness have made 
their start in life in what the writer of these remarkable biographies is pleased 
to term " the zone of inventive genius " located near the heart of the Common^ 
wealth, Worcester County. Eli Whitney and Elias Howe, Gen. Artemas Ward 

VOL. LXIV. 14 

200 Book Notices [April 

of the American Revolution, Dr. "William Morton, the discoverer of anesthesia, 
Dorothea Lynde Dix, the friend of the world's insane, Clara Barton, George 
Bancroft, Georse Frisbie Hoar, Luther Burbank, the discoverer of a new plant 
world, and John B. Gough, comprise a famous and wonderfully varied group. 
Careful, conscientious, sympathetic treatment of each sketch produces a group 
of biographies which are readable, unusually authentic, and inspiring. The 
illustrations are good, the print and paper excellent, and the substantial brown 
cloth binding is most serviceable. 

The evolution of the American Flag, from materials collected by the late George 
Canby, by Llotd Balderston. Philadelphia, Ferris and Leach. 27 South 
Seventh Street, 1909. 12° pp. 144, illus. Price $1.00 net; postage 8 cents; 
apply to the publishers. 

This collection of authentic data regarding all the events connected with the 
construction of the Stars and Stripes will certainly prove an authoritative refer- 
ence in any further discussion of this subject. The truth of the essential fea- 
uires of the Betsey Ross story claims to have been established. Elizabeth 
Griscom was the daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (James) Griscom. and when 
the widow of John Ross, her first husband, made the flag. Subsequently she 
married Joseph Ashburn, and later John Claypoole. During her whole life, 
however, she was in the; upholstering business. 

The controversy oner the proposition for an American Episcopate, 1767-1774. 

A bibliography of the subject, by William Nelson. Paterson, N. J., The 

Paterson History Club, 1909. 8°"n. p. 

Political capital was made of this controversy of which John Adams wrote, 
11 The apprehension of Episcopacy contributed fifty years ago, as much as any 
other cause, to arouse the attention not only of the inquiring mind, but of the 
common people, and urge them to close thinking on the constitutional authority 
of parliament over the colonies." This is a careful bibliography, of which a 
limited edition has been printed. It is a finely made little volume, bound in full 
blue morocco. 

French Catholics in the United States. Reprinted from the Catholic Encyclo- 
paedia, Vol. VI. New York, Robert Appleton Company, 1909. 4° pp. 271-7. 
This contribution to the Encyclopaedia is signed by J. L. K. Laflamme, director 
of La JKevue Franco-Americaine, Quebec, David E. Lavigne, editor of La Tri- 
bune, Woonsocket, R. I., and J. Arthur Favreau, Secretary of the Societe His- 
torique Franco-Americaine, Boston, Mass. This reprint is distributed by the 
last-named society. 

A Battery at close quarters, by Hjenky M. Neil. Columbus, Ohio. 1909. 8° 
pp. 30. 

This brief, well-written account of the engagement of the Eleventh Ohio 
Battery at Iuka and Corinth was read by the author, a captain in the Twenty- 
second Ohio Battery, 6 October 1909, before the Ohio Commandery of the Loyal 

Twenty-second Beport on the custody and condition of the Public Becords of 
Parishes, Towns, and Counties, by Henry E. Woods, Commissioner. Pub- 
lic Document No. 52. Boston, Wright and Potter Printing Co., State Prin- 
ters, 18 Post Ofllce Square, 1910. 8° pp. 7. 

This brief report of a busy year shows that inspection of public records has 
been made by the commissioner in ninety-one cities and towns, resulting in im- 
proved housing for many valuable records of the commonwealth. 

The Acts and Besolres of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, to which are pre- 
fixed the charters of the Province, with historical and explanatory notes, and an 
appendix. Volume XYI, being volume XI. of the Appendix, containing Be- 
solves, etc. 1757-1760. 
Boston, Wright and Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square, 

1909. 4r° pp. 858. 

A list of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, with biographical notes. 
Compiled* under the direction of Phtlip Lee Phillips. F. R. G. S., Chief. 


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Division of Maps and Charts. Vol. I. Atlases ; vol. II. Author list, index. 
4° pp. 1659. Price for two volumes $2.35. Apply to Superintendeat of Doc- 
uments, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 

One hundred and fifteen colonial ancestors of Cornelius Ca He, Muscatine, Iowa, 
compiled by Mrs. Chables Francis Cadle. No title-page. 4° n. p. 
This is an indexed descriptive list of the colonial ancestors of Cornelius Cadle. 

a member of the Missouri Society of Colonial Wars. . 

Dedication of the statue of the Hon. George Frisbie Hoar. Worcester, 26 June 
1908. [Worcester, Mass., Belisle Printing and Publishing Companv.] 8* pp. 
62, illus. 

Addresses by Hon. Curtis Guild, Jr., Governor of Massachusetts. Hon. James 
Logan, Mayor of Worcester, and Hon. William H. Moody, Justice of the Supreme 
Court of the United States, were delivered at the dedication of this statue and 
are here reprinted- 

Almon Danforih Hodges and his neighbors. An autobiographical sketch of a 
typical old Xew Englander. Edited by Axmon D. Hodges, Jr. Presented by 
Amory G. Hodges and Almon D. Hodges, Jr. Boston, Mass., privately 
printed, 1909. £° pp. 353, illus. 

The reading of the diary and other personal documents belonging to this fine 
old New England gentleman furnished his son with the inspiration to put in 
permanent form the record of a truly exemplary life. The book also gives an 
intimate account of the domestic life of that generation whose traditions and 
customs have passed entirely away. It is to such faithful and sincere memo- 
rials that the historians of the future will turn to gain a true picture of one of 
the most formative stages in the development of American society. Technically 
the book gives keen pleasure, because of its make-up and the excellence of the 
illustrations. It will delight any reader, for the narrative is told simply and 
frankly, with a dignified charm well in keeping with the upright, helpful, cheer- 
ful life which it portrays. 

Memorial of Elder Ebenezer Lamson of Concord, Mass., his ancestry and de- 
scendants. 1635-1908. Originally compiled by Otis E. Lamson, Cleveland, 
Ohio ; revised and extended by Frank B. Lamson, Buffalo, Minn. [Delano, 
Minn., press of The Eagle Printing Co.] 4° pp. 121, illus. 
A surprising and unusual amount of frankness is displayed in the biographical 
sketches which enliven this well-compiled, useful genealogy. For a time many 
of the family lived in Mt. Washington, Mass., and a sketch of the natural beauty 
of the town, illustrated by a view of Mt. Everett, is found in the first part of 
the volume. The genealogy is well arranged and indexed. The illustrations 
are chiefly portraits, and the book is printed on heavy linen paper. 

Abraham Lincoln. An American Migration. Family English not German. By 

Marion Dexter Learned. Philadelphia, William J. Campbell, 1909. 8° pp. 

149, illus. Price, $3.00 net. Apply to the publishers, 1623 Chestnut Street, 


Starting with the purpose of proving that Abraham Lincoln was not of Ger- 
man descent (a theory that had gained such general acceptance among the Ger- 
mans of America as to give rise to German poetry on Lincoln the German 
President) this scholarly, documentary treatise not only establishes the English 
origin of the family unquestionably (also giving reference to the Ancestry of 
Abraham Lincoln, by J. Henry Lea, for a complete genealogy), but also makes 
a careful scientiac study of the migrations of the Lincoln family. This family 
the author considers one of the most typical and significant in American history, 
as the motive prompting every new move reflects in each instance an important 
fact in the history of our early settlements. A map showing the progression 
of these pioneer settlers, numerous illustrations, and an index increase the use- 
fulness of this volume which has real historical value. 

Cyrus Hall McCormick, his life and work, by Herbert N. Casson. Chicago, 
A. C. McClurgand Company, 1909. 8° pp. 264, illus. 
To Russia. Koumania. Algeria, South America — to all parts of the world the 


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McCormick reaper has made its way, a boon to the agriculturist and a benefit to 
mankind in reducing the cost of the production of bread. The writer of this 
history has brought unbounded enthusiasm to his task, sketching clearly the 
life of this Scotch-Pre'sbyterian.' and following closely the development of his 
invention in all its stages. The illustrations are unusually interesting, the 
print large, and the volume important to all who care to study the story of the 
commercial and industrial progress of the United States. 

Presentation of a portrait of Gov. Abner Nash to the State of North Carolina, 

by the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the Revolution. Address by 

J. G. de Roulhac Hamiltox. [No title-page.] 8° pp. 15. 

Abner Nash, lawyer, legislator, and second governor of the state of North 

Carolina, was a son of John Nash and his wife Ann, daughter of Sir Hugh Owen 

of Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Wales, who came to Virginia about 1730. Nash was 

born about 1740, and became governor in 1780^-displaying at once great military 

zeal and ability in procuring stores and amunition for the army. This sketch 

commemorates a patriot of whom very little is generally known. 

Col. William Prescott, and Groton soldiers in the Battle of Bunker BUI, by 
by Samuel Abbott Green. Cambridge [Mass.], John Wilson and Son. Uni- 
versity Press, 1909. 8° pp. 10. 

From the " Winslow Papers " is printed a record of the men enlisted by William 
Prescott to remove the French in 1755, and this is followed by several other 
original letters and papers relating to Groton men. The article is a reprint 
from the Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings for November 1909. 

A memorial of Eugene Tappan, Esq., edited by John Goddard Phillips. 
Publications of the Sharon Historical Society, Sharon, Mass., No. 6, January 
1910. 12° pp. 70, port. 

Mr. Tappan was one of the founders of the Sharon Historical Society, its- 
corresponding secretary, and at all times one of its most loyal and enthusiastic 
supporters. This little volume is a warm appreciation of him by the society 
for which he labored so devotedly. 

Memoir of Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, by Edward S. Sears. Boston. New- 
England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909. 8» pp. 6. 
This is a reprint from the Register for January 1910. 

Biographical sketch of Samuel Tjfler, Major and Lieut. -Col. Eighth Connecticut 
Regiment, Bevolutionary War, by Henry Billings Brown, Printed for pri- 
vate distribution, 1909. 8° pp. II. 

This sketch of a Revolutionary soldier and officer was written by his great- 
grandson, an ex-justice of the Supreme Court of the United Stetes. SamueL 
Tyler was "born 2 Aug. 1734, in Preston, New London Co., Conn., and was de- 
scended from Job Tyler, who is said to have been the first settler of Andover,. 
Mass. Some general account is given of the family, no generation of which has- 
been without its representative in the military or naval service of the United 

Concerning Roger' Williams, by William A. Mowry, LL.D. [No titie-paze.] 

8° pp. 16. 

This address on the character of Roger Williams, considered primarily from 
his work as a political reformer, was delivered before the Hyde Park Historical 
Society 25 October 1909. 


Vol. 64, p. 18, 1. 3, after from add Vol. 63. 

Vol. 64, p. 34, last 1 , for second read third. 

Vol. 64, p. 41, 1. 20. for (51) read (52). 

Vol. 64, p. 41, 1. 28. for 19 Aug. 1773 read 9 Dec. 1799. 

Vol. 64, p. 43, 1. 29. for death record not found read died 7 iTar. 1821. 

Vol. 64, p. 44, 1. 2. for parents read grandparents. 

Vol. 64, p. 10-2, 2d I. from bottom, for ->2¥read 238. 

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JULY, 1910 


By James Aixen Kibbb of Warehouse Point, Conn. 

Fraxcis Olcott Axlen was born in Hartford, Connecticut, 14 
March 1840, and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 December 
1909. He married in Chicago, Illinois, 7 October 1862, Isabelle 
C. Jones, who died in Philadelphia 21 December 1868. His second 
marriage, in Philadelphia 10 November 1870, was to Elizabeth 
Horner Dulles, who belonged to a prominent and wealthy family 
from Charleston, South Carolina. Six children were born to him, 
three by each marriage. These in the order of birth were Harris 
Hall, who died at the age of four months ; Clarence Jones, born 7 
June 1865, now in the insurance business in Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin ; Bessie Cynthia, killed at the age of twenty-two years in a 
railroad accident at Quincy, Massachusetts, 19 August 1890, as was 
her father's mother; Margaret Dulles, born 14 May 1872, married 
Josiah H. Barton, a Philadelphia banker; Francis Olcott, born 15 
October 1874, a graduate of Princeton, resident physician at the 
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia ; Joseph Heatly Dulles, born 
11 February 1879, a graduate of Princeton, proprietor of the En- 
field Stock Farm at Laverock, near Philadelphia, and designer and 
manufacturer of ornamental tiles. 

Mr. Allen was in the eighth generation from Samuel 1 Allen of 
Windsor, Connecticut, through his son John* who was killed at the 
battle or massacre of Bloody Brook, South Deerfield, Massachusetts, 
18 September 1675, leaving two sons, John 3 and Samuel, both of 
whom settled in Enfield, Connecticut. From this John, 3 who came 
to Enfield in 1696, the subject of this sketch is descended through 
Azariah,* Moses, 6 Moses," and Olcott. 7 In that town Mr. Allen's 
father, Olcott Allen, was born, reared, and twice married. His 
mother, Lucy Ann (Parsons) Allen, was also of a pioneer Enfield 
family. Three or four years before the birth of Francis Olcott 
Allen, his father removed to Hartford, Connecticut, where he became 
a widely-known business man, and for many years treasurer of the 
Society for Savings, commonly known as the Pratt Street savings 

The son went to school in Hartford, to the Williston Seminary at 
East Hampton, Massachusetts, and entered Yale College in the class 
vol. lxiv. 15 

204 Francis Olcott Allen \JuIy 

of 1862, but owing to ill health had to abandon his studies before 
graduating. In Hartford, under the care of his most excellent 
father, the son grew to manhood and began his business life. After 
several ventures in other directions he made insurance his principal 
business. His choice will not seem strange if we bear in mind that 
Hartford is pre-eminently an insurance city. He removed to Phila- 
delphia in the early part of his business career, and there for many 
years was manager of the American and Foreign Fire Insurance 
Company, retiring from business in 1892 in somewhat impaired 
health. His active life did not make him notoriouslv rich, but en- 
abled him to retire with a satisfactory competence, which could not 
have been placed in better hands. He had also gained and kept the 
respect and confidence of his fellow men. 

The Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Allen was a member, 
honored him with the office of elder, and made him a director in its 
Board of Ministerial Rehef, and in many other ways showed its 
trust in him. He was a member of the following societies, holding 
office in most of them : New England Historic Genealogical So- 
ciety (life member), Connecticut Historical Society (life member), 
Pennsylvania Historical Society, New Hampshire Historical Society, 
Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants, Society of Sons of the Revolution, Society of Colonial "Wars, 
and the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati. 

Mr. Allen was an enthusiastic genealogist, but utterly refused to 
accept unsupported assertions and vain traditions, demanding chap- 
ter and verse from the record ; or, failing that, he would only accept 
such evidence as seemed satisfactory to him, regardless of what oth- 
ers had asserted. This characteristic came out strongly in his long 
and expensive search for the facts as to Samuel Allen of Windsor, 
who died there and was buried 28 April 1648, and about whom 
many incorrect things had been stated and printed. The latest and 
best results of this search can be found in Orrin Peer Allen's " De- 
scendants of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Conn.," published in 1907 
and dedicated to the subject of this memoir. 

His best gift to the genealogical world is his documentary E His- 
tory of Enfield, Conn.," in three volumes. No other town, except 
Boston, has in print a record 60 extensive and complete. It is not 
a narrative history but a literal transcript of the records. He also 
inserted in this work, as an introduction, the crude effort of John C. 
Pease to write a history of Enfield. This history also contains fifty- 
eight pages on the almost forgotten Strict Congregational or Separate 
Church of New England, from documents that are rare and practi- 
cally inaccessible, but which he collected or transcribed with much 
patient labor. It is perhaps the best account of the principles of this 
church to be found in print. 

Mr. Allen's whole fife was correct and honorable, and his death 
leaves a large place to be filled. He was a kind-hearted, public- 
spirited, Christian gentleman. The world has need of such. 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 205 


By Henby Ernest Woods, A.M., of Boston 
[Continued from page 154] 

57. William 6 Woods (Amos, 4 Amos, 3 Thomas, 2 Samuel x ), born at Groton 

17 Aug. 1782, died at Lowell, Mass., 12 Mar. 1859. 

He married first at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.), 29 Nov. 
1808, Betsey Sprake, or Sprague, born about 1787, died at 
Nashua 20 Nov. 1852, aged 65, whose parentage is not known ; and 
secondly at Nashua, 2 Mar. 1854, Sally Fletcher, born at Al- 
stead, N. H., 3 Feb. 1792, died at Nashua 1 Jan. 1868, daughter of 
Peter and Sally (Piper) of Alstead. 

Children by first wife, all but the fourth born at Dunstable 
(Nashua) : 

i. William, 6 b. 6 Oct. 1809. 

ii. Louisa, b. 13 Aug. 1811 ; d. unm. 10 Aug. 1832. 

ill. Samuel, b. 2 Mar. 1813. 

iv. David, b. at Derry, Vt., 2 Nov. 1814. 

v. Ftlindia, b. 27 Dec. 1819; m. at Tyngsborough, Mass., 26 Aug. 

1841, Charles Stevens of Lowell, Mass. 
vi. Mary Weld, b. 27 May 1821. 
vii. Julia Ann, b. 6 Aug. 1823. 
viii. Amos, b. 29 Sept. 1825. 
ix. Elvtna, b. 10 June 1828. 
x. Sarah Ann, b. 8 Feb., d. 20 Aug., 1832. 

58. Jesse 6 Woods (Amos* Amos, 8 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), said to have been 

born at Groton, died at Bennington, N. H., but the dates are not 
recorded. He also resided at New Boston and Hancock, N. H. 

He married, date and place not found, Esther Bortt, born at 
Andover, Mass., 11 Oct. 1808, died at Bennington 20 Dec. 1876, 
daughter of Warren and Esther (Burtt) of Andover and Hancock. 

Children, all born at Hancock : 

i. Walter DANA, 6 b. 11 Dec. 1829; m. 15 Apr. 1856, Josephine Sylvia 

Whittemore; d. 16 Apr. 1905. 
ii. Ann Jane, b. 19 May 1832; m. 21 Oct. 1851, William Cummins 

Wood of Bennington, and Ayer, Mass. ; d. 12 Feb. 1863. 
iii. Eben Francis, b. 14 Oct. 1834 ; m. in 1855, Mary Frank Bullard 

of Antrim, N. H. ; d. 22 June 1907. 

59. Dea. David 6 Woods (Amos* Amos, 3 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at 

Dunstable, Mass., 28 Oct. 1797, died at Gardner, Mass., 21 June 
1875. He resided at Hancock, N. H., Lowell, Mass., and Concord, 
Minn., and is buried at Concord. 

He married at Hancock, 31 Jan. 1828, Mary Brooks, born 
there 10 Feb. 1802, died at Concord 7 Oct. 1867, daughter of Lieut. 
John and Betsey (Woods, 32, iii) of Hollis and Hancock. 

Children, all born at Hancock : 

i. David Langdon, 6 b. 31 Mar. 1829; m. 17 June 1855, Sarah B. 

Little of Castine, Me. ; living at Concord, Minn, 
ii. Addison Brooks, b. 27 Nov. 1830; m. 22 Aug. 1857, Louisa M. 

Stearns; living at Wasioja, Minn. 

206 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [July 

iii. Wlllard Sherman, b. 9 Oct. 1837; d. num. in Minn. — May 1861. 
iv. Charles Colcord, b. 25 Mar. 1843 ; d. mm. in Minn. — Nov. 1867. 

60. John 5 Woods (Ebenezer, 4 Nathaniel,* Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at 
Pepperell, Mass., 28 Oct. 1761, died at Windsor, Vt., 21 Oct. 1810. 

He married at Windsor, 10 Oct 1781, Abigail Ely, born at 
West Springfield, Mass., 14 Dec. 1762, died at Passnmpsic, Vt., 
21 Jan. 1849, daughter of Joel and Thankful (Leonard) of West 
Springfield and Windsor. 

Children, the first three born at Windsor, the fifth at Barnet, Vt., 
and the others at Passumpsic : 

i. Abigail, 6 b. 6 Apr. 1782 ; d. unm. at Windsor 24 Jane 1808. 

ii. John, b. 5 May 1783; m. 12 Mar. 1808. Mrs. Elanthan (Ives) 

Stevens ; d. at Passumpsic 30 Dec. 1842. 
iii. Solomon, b. 27 Aug. 1784; d. unm. 

iv. Lucy, b. 12 Aug. 1786 ; m. 2 Sept. 1802, Jerreb Kendall of New- 
port, Vt. ; d. at Newport 29 Mar. 1868. 
v. Ebenezer, b. 23 Nov. 1787; m. at St. Johnsbury, Vt., 9 Apr. 1812, 

Lkttice Barker ; d. at Barnet 3 Oct. 1872. 
vi. Samson, b. 15 Oct. 1789 ; m. at St. Johnsbnry, 31 Mar. 1818, Hannah 

Brown Shorey ; d. at Passumpsic 10 Mar. 1863. 
vii. Betsey, b. 7 June, d. 11 Sept., 1791. 
viii. Frederick Bakron Trenck, b. 10 Aug. 1792 ; m. at Barnet, 4 Dec 

1817, Asenath Harvey; d. at Passumpsic 19 Feb. 1845. 
ix. Elrlk, b. 25 May 1794; m. Joseph Hazklton; d. at Plattsburgh, 

N. T., 25 Feb. 1873. 
tl. Leonard, b. 17 Mar. 1796; m. at Barnet, 21 Dec 1817, Eunice 

Stevens ; d. at Passumpsic 16 Feb. 1843. 
3d. Fanny, b. 2 Feb. 1798 ; m. at Passumpsic, 7 Jan. 1829, 

Shorey; d. at Passumpsic 11 July 1867. 
xii. Sofhia, b. 2 Sept. 1800; m. at Passumpsic in 1827, Samuel Peck; 

d. at Passumpsic 16 Mar. 1875. 
xiii. Riley Chapm, b. 11 Nov. 1802; m. at Passumpsic 27 Jan. 1829, 

Lytdia Thurston ; d. at Passumpsic 3 Feb. 1880. 

61. Daniel 6 Woods (Ebenezer * Nathaniel? Nathaniel? Samuel 1 ), born at 
Pepperell, Mass^ 16 Apr. 1764, died at Windsor, Vt., 25 Mar. 1842. 

He married first at Windsor, 6 Sept. 1783, Ruhama Ely, born 
/ at West Springfield, Mass., 16 Dec. 1765, died at Windsor 27 Dec. 

/ 1806, daughter of Joel and Thankful (Leonard) of West Springfield 

/ and Windsor ; and secondly Esther , whose parentage and 

date and place of marriage and death have not been found. 
Children by first wife, all born at "Windsor : 

i. Clarissa, 6 b. 17 Dec. 1783; m. 5 Sept. 1804, Thomas Bichabds of 
Lisle, N. Y. ; d. at Farmersville, N. Y., 4 Feb. 1853. 

ii. Sally, b. 22 Jan. 1785 : d. unm. — Nov. 1806. 

iii. Lucy, b. 17 Jan. 1788; m. 8 Dec 1808, Calvin Leavens; d. at 
Kushford, N. Y., 17 Aug. 1860. 

iv. Laura, b. 14 Feb. 1791 : m. at Rushford, 2 Aug. 1818, David Board ; 
d. at Rushford 20 Feb. 1869. 

v. Daniel, b. 2 Aug. 1792 ; m. at Rushford, — Feb. 1810, Laura Wil- 
son; d. at Bushford 25 Mar. 1848. 

vi. Ely, b. 6 May 1791; m. at Rushford. 31 Mar. 1818, Nancy Garey; 
d. at Rusnford 23 Feb. 1879. 

vii. Riley, b. 15 Nov. 1798 ; m. at Chester, Vt., 1 Nov. 1822, Abigail 
Heald ; d. at Rushford 13 Oct. 187*5. 

viii. William, b. 18 Dec. 1800 ; m. (1) at Weathersfield, Vt., — June 1824, 
Rosamund Farwell ; m. (2) — Sept. 1853, Phllura Peck ; d. at 
Franklinville, N. Y., 16 Sept. 1867. 

is. Maly, or Maila, b. 10 Nov. 1802 ; d. unm. at Rushford 11 Mar. 1875 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 207 

x. Albert, b. 5 Apr. 1804; m. (1) at Windsor, 2 Apr. 1825, Betsey 
Kendall; m. (2) at Rushford, — Jan. 1829, Emily Lyman (di- 
vorced) ; m. (3) at Rochester, N. Y., in 1836, Abigail McCord 
Hagaman; d. at Quincy, Mich., 10 Oct. 1850. 

xi. Louisa, b. 26 Mar. 1806 ; d. unm. at Rushford 21 May 1870. 

62. Daniel 6 Woods (Oliver,* Nathaniel, 8 Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born 

at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) 15 Feb. 1760. The records of 
his and his wife's death have not been found. 

He married at Dunstable (Nashua), 30 July 1782, Rebecca 
Lund, born there 15 Mar. 1757, daughter of William and Sarah 
of Dunstable (Nashua). 

Children, all born at Dunstable (Nashua) : 

i. Rebecca, 6 b. 15 Mar. 1783. 
ii. Oliver, b. 2 Sept. 1785. 
ill. Sarah, b. 3 July 1787. 

63. Ebenezer 5 Woods (Oliver, 4 Nathaniel, 9 Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ) was 

born at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) 13 June 1762. The 
records of his and his wife's death have not been found. 

He married at Dunstable (Nashua), 12 Dec. 1782, Mart Hunt, 
born there 25 Nov. 1763, daughter of William and Mary (Hardy) 
of Dunstable (Nashua). 

Children, all born at Dunstable (Nashua) : 

L Ebenezer, 6 b. 12 July 1785. 

ii. William Hunt, b. 13 Nov. 1787. 

iii. Jonathan, b. 3 May 1794. 

iv. Isaac, b. 11 Sept. 1797. 

v. Hepztbah Hunt, b. 22 Oct. 1799. 

64. Benjamin 5 Woods (Oliver,* Nathaniel,' Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ) was 

born at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) 4 May 1767. The records 
of his and his wife's death have not been found. 

He married at Dunstable (Nashua), 3 Sept. 1787, Barthiah 
Taylor, born there 25 Oct. 1766, daughter of Benjamin and 
Martha of Dunstable (Nashua). 

Children, all born at Dunstable (Nashua) : 

L Benjamin,* b. 15 Nov. 1792. 

iL Permelia, b. 30 Nov. 1794. 

iiL Oliver, b. 19 Feb. 1796 ; d. at Manchester, N. H., 6 Jan. 1865. 

65. John 5 Woods (Oliver* Nathaniel, 8 Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born 

ai Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) 12 June 1770. The records of 
Ms and his wife's death have not been found. 

He married at Dunstable (Nashua), 22 Jan. 1795, Mary Smith, 
born there 8 Oct. 1770, daughter of Benjamin and Johannah (Lund) 
of Dunstable (Nashua). 

Children, all born at Dunstable (Nashua) : 

i. Mary, 6 b. 7 Jan. 1796. 

ii. Sarah, b. 13 Apr. 1797. 

iii, John, b. 11 Mar. 1799. 

iv. Johannah, b. 8 July 1S01. 

v. Jane Smith, b. 2* Jan. 1807. 

66. John French 5 Woods (Nathaniel* Nathaniel, 8 Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), 

bom at Groton 9 Aug. 1756, died at Farmington, Me., 3 Oct. 1818. 
Ec served in the Revolution. 

208 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [July 

He married at Groton, 15 Oct. 1778, Mrs. Mary (Buttlrfield) 
Parker, born at Dunstable, Mass., 3 Oct. 1748. died at Farmington 
16 Oct. 1844, daughter of Ebenezer and Alice (Taylor) of Dun- 
stable, and widow of Peter, Jr., of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton except the last : 
i. Luctnda. 6 b. 26 June 1780 ; m. at Farmington. 10 Feb. 1801, David 

Morrill; d. 1 Oct. 1857. 
ii. Joh>- French, b. 11 Sept. 1783; m. at Farmington, in 1806, Eliza- 
beth Adams ; d. 5 May 1865. 
iii. Alice Taylor, b. 30 Aug. 1786 ; m. at Farminsrton, 28 Mar. 1805, 

John Gould; d. 25 Oct. 1859. 
iv. Nathaniel, b. at Sandy River (now Farmington) 14 Dec. 1789; 
m. (1) at Farmington, 15 Oct. 1811, Hannah Adams; m. (2) 18 
July 1841, Mrs. Lurana (Morrill) Weathern; m. (3) Mrs. 
Mary Moore (Craig) Fellows ; d. 26 May 1885. 

67. Peter 6 "Woods (Nathaniel* Nathaniel,* Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ) was 

born at Groton 29 May 1763. The records of his and his wife's 
death have not been found. He resided at Pepperell, Mass., and 
Hollis, N. H. 

He married, intention recorded at Pepperell 17 Oct. 1786, Patty 
Reed, born at Hollis 12 Nov. 1767, daughter of Capt. William and 
Priscilla (Emery) of Hollis. 

Children, all born at Hollis : 

i. Patty,* b. 1 Mar. 1787. 

ii. Peter, b. 9 Apr. 1789. 

iii. Auce, b. 24 Sept. 1791. 

iv. Samuel, b. 27 Mar. 1793. 

v. Mary, b. 3 Apr. 1795. 

vi. Lucretia, b. 24 Dec. 1796. 

vii. William P., b. 27 Oct. 1798. 

viii. Prisctlla, b. 14 Nov. 1800. 

ix. Jeremiah, b. 22 July 1803. 

x. Luther, b. 30 Mar. 1805. 

68. Eber 6 Woods (John,* John* Nathaniel? Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 

27 June 1774, died there 9 Nov. 1845. 

He married at Groton, 8 Aug. 1793, Nancy Fletcher, born at 
Westford, Mass., 2 Sept. 1772, who survived him, daughter of Eze- 
kiel and Bridget (Parker) of Westford. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Nancy, 6 b. 21 Dec. 1793 j m. Wtnslow Snell ; d. — Nov. 1823. 
ii. Eber, b. 18 Sept. 1795; m. 7 Apr. 1825, Dorcas V. Brown of 

Tewksbury ; <L — Sept. 1873. 
iii. Achsah, b. 17 June 1798; m. 3 Jan. 1821, "William Hinckley of 

Chelsea. Mass. ; d. at Quincy, Mass., 7 Apr. 1864. 
iv. Wilder, b. 6 Mar. 1801 ; d. unm. 28 June 1872. 
v. Rufus, b. 26 Feb. 1803 ; d. in 1878. 
vi. Harriet, b. 12 Aug. 1805; m. 10 Feb. 1828, as his second wife, 

"Wtnslow Snell (see i) . 
vii. Miranda, b. 5 Apr. 1807 ; m. Horace Bacon. 
viii. Zebedee, b. 9 Apr. 1810. 
ix. Laura, b. 4 Mar. 1814; m. at Lowell, Mass., 2 Aug. 1835, Andrew 

Johnson Parker ; d. 16 Sept. 1844. 
x. Eld?halet, b. 6 Apr. 1818 ; m. 11 Apr. 1844, Relief Nutting; d. 26 

July 1896. 

69. John 6 Woods (John* John* Nathaniel? Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 
31 July 1776, moved to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he died. 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 209 

He married at Groton, 20 Feb. 1804, Betsey Farxsworth. 
born tbere 25 Sept. 1777, died at Brooklyn 13 Dec. 1859, daughter 
of Ezra, Jr., and Betsey (Sheple) of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

i. Eliza, 6 b. 5 Apr. 1805. 

ii. Charles, b. 1 Feb. 1807. 

iii. Harriet, b. 15 Feb. 1809. 

iv. William Farnsworth, b. 7 May 1811. 

v. George Goodhue, b. 24 July 1813. 

vi. Frederic Augustus, b. 24 Jane 1815. 

vii. Francis Gilbert, b. 29 Nov. 1817. 

viii. Lucy Ann, b. 30 Sept., d. 14 Nov., 1820. 

70. David* Woods (David, 4 John, 9 Nathaniel, 1 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 

25 Apr. 1771, died at Fredonia, Ohio, 19 Oct. 1848. He also lived 
at Hollis, N. H., and Westford, Vt. 

He married at Hollis, 15 June 1798, Patty, or Martha, 
Brooks, born there 23 Aug. 1776, died at Fredonia 20 June 1828 
(another record 1830), daughter of Capt. "William and Abigail 
(Kemp) of Hollis. 

Children, the first three born at Hollis, the last at Fredonia, and 
the others at Westford : 

i. Louisa, 6 b. 8 Dec. 1798; m. Charles Sawyer; d. in 1831. 

ii. Daved, b. 15 Oct. 1800 ; m. at Granville, Ohio, Lucetta Shepherd- 
son ; lived in Michigan, and at Pioneer, Ohio. 

iii. Leonard Brooks, b. 12 Sept. 1802; m. Mary Smith; d. in 1865. 

iv. Calvin, b. 28 Aug. 1804 ; m. (1) in 1829, Cordelia Thurston ; m. (2) 
5 Sept. 1865, Mrs. Sarah Rosetta (Thurston) Campbell; lived 
at Homer, Ohio, and Marshalltown, la. ; d. — Aug. 1873. 

v. Luther, b. 18 Sept. 1806 ; m. Harriet Loveland. 

vi. Gardner, b. 28 May 1808; m. in Licking Co., Ohio, Abigail Shep- 

vii. John, b. 19 June 1811 ; m. Caroline Brown; lived in Indiana. 

viii. Harriet, b. 28 May 1813; m. George Duden; lived in California. 

ix. Clarissa, b. 13 June 1816; d. unm. 

x. Laura, b. 25 Sept. 1818 ; m. Thomas Fease ; lived in Licking Co., 

71. William Learned 6 Woods (David,* John, 9 Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), 

born at Groton 7 Jan. 1776, died at Henniker, N. H., 29 Mar. 
1847. He also lived a short time at Deering, N. H. 

He married at Hillsborough, N. H, 27 July 1806, Betsey 
Dutton, born there 11 Apr. 1783, died at Henniker 31 Oct. 1849, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Spaulding) of Hillsborough. 

Children, all born at Henniker : 

i. Frederick, 6 b. 10 Sept. 1806 ; m. (1) ; m. (2) 30 Jan. 

1844, Mrs. Lucy (Marsh) Stuart ; m. (3) Caroline : lived 

at White Pigeon, Mich. ; d. 5 Feb. 1897. 
ii. Maria, b. 21 Jan. 1808 ; m. 16 Mar. 1830, David Nelson Patterson ; 

d. 10 May 1873. 
iii. Dutton, b. 19 Oct. 1809; m. (1) 21 Dec. 1837, Hannah Leslie 

Chase; m. (2) 9 May 1848, Maria Peabody; lived at Concord, 

N. H. ; d. 2 May 1884. 
iv. Fidelia, b. 11 Dec. 1811; m. 12 Jan. 1835, Frederick Whitney; 

d. 2 June 1857. 
v. Jeanette, b. 12 Oct. 1814 ; m. 7 May 1840, as his second wife, Jesse 

Webster ; d. 10 Mar. 1847. 
vi. Lovilla, b. 26 June 1816 ; m. — Sept. 1847, as his third wife, Jesse 

Webster (see v) ; d. 4 May 1893. 

210 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [July 

vli. Juliana, or Julia Ann, b. 1 Oct. 1*18 ; m. 5 Sept. 1848, as his second 
wife, George Wttt.tam Patterson; lived at Lowell, Mass. : d. 9 
Aug. 1854. 

viii. Benjamin Franklin, b. 8 Aug. 1>20; m. at Acworth, N. H., Jane 
Mcedock : lived at West Cambridge (now Arlington) , Mass. ; 
d. ltj July 1893. 

ix. "William Lewis Lawrence, b. 17 Jane 1823 ; m. at Rochester, X. Y., 
29 Sept. 1860, Ltt.i.tas Watson ; lived at Port Hope, Can. ; d. 10 
Xov. 1900. 

x. George Augustus, b. 29 July 182G ; m. (1) Mart Elizabeth Whit- 
net; m. (2) 9 July 1856, Livonia Smith; lived at Port Hope, 
Can., and Arlington, Mass. ; d. at Port Hope 28 May 1902. 

72. Ezra 8 Woods (David,* John* Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Groton 
12 Jan. 1778, died at Antrim, N. EL 6 Nov. 1866. He also lived 
at Deering, Hillsborough, and Hancock, N. H. The record of his 
marriage, and date of his wife's death, have not been found. 

He married Abigail Lyon, born at Deering 31 Jan. 1779, 
daughter of John and Eleoner of Deering. 
Children : 

i. iRAM.'b. at Deering 23 May 1800; m. — June 1826, Laura Flest; 
d. at Washington, X. H.. 31 May 1891. 

11. Mart, b. at Deering 27 June 1802* 

ill. Dattd, b. at Hillsborough 8 May 1804 ; m. at Hollis, X. H., 22 Dec. 
1831, Esther Wheeler. 

iv. William Learned, b. at Hillsborough 15 Mar. 1806 ; m. at Washing- 
ton, X. H.„ 26 Xov. 1830. AdelineIb. Jones; lived at Unity, X. H. 

t. Charlotte. 

vi. Laura F. 

viL Caroline E. 

viii. Olive. 

73. Emerson 5 "Woods (David* John* Nathaniel, 7 Samuel 1 ), bom at 
Groton 21 Mar. 1783, died at Hillsborough, N. H., 10 July 1862. 

He married first at Deering, N. H., 23 Dec. 1807, Sally 
Greenleaf, born there 24 Nov. 1786, death record not found, 
daughter of Israel and Sally of Deering; and secondly at Hills- 
borough, 16 Mar. 1825, Lois Richardson, born 16 Mar. 1807, 
died at Hillsborough 7 Dec. 1858, daughter of Thomas. 

Children by second wife, all but the third born at Deering : 

i. Sarah Eostna, 6 b. 6 Dec. 1829 ; m. at Hillsborough, 10 Oct. 1854, 

Mark J. Spauldlng. 
ii. Alfred Harvey, b. 24 Jan. 1831; d. unm. at Knoxville, Tenn., 

3 Xov. 1862. 
iii. Clarissa Amanda, b. at Hillsborough 21 May 1832 ; d. 28 Feb. 1338. 
iv. Imri Van Burex, b. 28 Feb. 1838. 
v. Mahala Frances, b. 5 July 1839 ; m. (1) at Xashua, X. H, 20 July 

1859, Augustus Johnson: m. (2) at Hillsborough, John Foote; 

d. at Hillsborough IS Sept. 1890. 
vi. Ztba Sttllman. b. 29 Oct. 1844; m. at Manchester, X. H., 18 May 

1889, Kate Bates. 

74. Col. Ziba 5 Woods (David* John* Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at 
Groton 22 Feb. 1787, died at Monmouth, Ohio, 4 Aug. 1869. He 
also resided at Deering, N. H., Burlington and Westford, Vt., and 
Granville, Ohio; served in the War of 1812, and later was a colonel 
of militia. 

He married at Swanton, Yt., in 1813, Harriet M. Smith, 
died at Monmouth 4 Aug. 1874, daughter of Orange and Lucy 
(Allen) of Swanton. 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 211 

Children, the first born at Burlington, the last at Granville, and 
the others at Westford : 

i. Laura Ann, 6 b. 22 Jan. 1815; m. 9 May 1832, William D. Rice; 

lived at Westford and Winooski, Vt. ; d. at Burlington 7 Mar. 

li. Hikam Smith, b. 6 Pec 1816; m. at Madison, Ind., 13 July 1854, 

Emellne Wtlson ; lived at Alliance, Cal. 
iii. Luct Mandana, b. 17 May 1819 ; d. 24 Sept. 1820. 
iv. Luct Mandana, b. 24 Mar. 1821. 
v. Heman Allen, b. 28 Oct. 1823. 

vi. Sarah Kosaltha. b. 2 May 1826 ; m. Moore ; d. in 1861. 

vii. Harriet Maria, b. 6 Apr. 1834 ; m. (1) ; m. (2) 

; m. (3) at Sacramento, Cal., S. L. Richards. 

75. Col. Imri* Woods (David,* John* Nathaniel, 3 Samuel 1 ), born at 

Groton 14 June 1789, died at Henniker, N. H., 10 Feb. 1868. He 
also lived at Deering and Hillsborough, N. H. ; was a colonel of 
militia, and a member of the legislature of New Hampshire. 

He married at Henniker. 13 Sept. 1813, Hannah Patterson, 
born at Henniker 27 Aug. 1787, died there 22 July 1867, daughter 
of Alexander and Mary (Nelson) of Henniker. 

Children, the first born at Deering, the second at Hillsborough, 
and the others at Henniker : 

i. Mart Melissa,* b. 7 Aug. 1814 ; m. 16 Apr. 1839, as his second wife, 
David Page Perkins of Manchester, N. H. ; d. 5 Dec. 1886. 

ii. Imri Nelson, b. 23 Oct. 1815; m. at Rockport, Mass., 3 May 1845, 
Marietta Norwood ; lived at Rockport ; d. at Washington, D. C, 
22 Oct. 1855. 

iii. Carollxe Elizabeth, b. 27 Feb. 1818; m. 25 Nov. 1841, Alonzo 
Patterson; d. 13 Nov. 1898. 

iv. John Chase, b. 16 June 1820; m. 25 Sept. 1848, Susan Bowman 
Patterson of Mount Morris, N. T. ; lived at Port Hope and Pat- 
terson, Can. ; d. 27 Jan. 1898. 

v. Maria Swallow, b. 2 Dec. 1822; m. at Port Hope, 6 June 1865, 
Henrt Adams ; d. 23 Jan. 1874. 

vi. Margaret Patterson, b. 24 Jan. 1825 ; d. unm. 10 June 1845. 

vii. James Hervet, b. 23 Dec. 1826 ; d. unm. 26 June 1871. 

viiL Charles Henrt, b. 10 Mar. 1831 ; m. 28 July 1857, Anna Angenora 
Matthews ; d. 1 Oct. 1869. 

76. Jacob 6 "Woods (Isaac* Isaac* Nathaniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Pep- 

perell, Mass-, 20 Aug. 1770, died at Francestown, N. H., 22 May 

He married at Hollis, N. H., 7 Dec. 1796, Luct Powers, born 
at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) 24 June 1775, died at Frances- 
town 30 Apr. 1859, daughter of Jonathan and Susannah of Dun- 
stable (Nashua). 

Children, all born at Francestown : 

i. Lucy,* b. 28 Nov. 1797 ; m. 19 Jan. 1819, John Person of Frances 
town; d. at Nashua. N. H.. 3 Feb. 1885. 

ii. Naxct, b. 29 Oct. 1799 ; m. 10 Apr. 1823, Ellis Leonard of Fox- 
borough- Mass. ; d. at Mansfield, Mass., 8 Apr. 1863. 

iii. Isaac, b. 16 July 1801 ; m. 8 Aug. 1826, Mart W. Healet of Wash- 
ington. N. H. ; d. at Lowell. Mass., 18 Apr. 1889. 

iv. Nehemiah. b. 9 Apr. 1803 ; m. (1) Eunice Parker of Greenfield, 
N. H. ; in. (2) 25 Oct. 1853, Frances B. Wheeler of Nashua, 
N. H. ; c. at Suncook. N. H.. 3 Nov. 1882. 

v. Sally, b. 28 Mar. 1*07 : m. 12 Feb. 1829, Amasa Pratt of Mansfield, 
Mass ; d. at Mansfield 4 Mar. 1876. 

vi. Rebecca, b. 26 Nov. 1603 ; m. 22 Jan. 1828, John Starrett. 

212 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [July 

vii. Joseph (twin), b. 21 Feb. 1811; m. Lydia Hodgman: d. at Fox- 
borough, Mass., 17 Oct. 1889. 

viii. Mary (twin), b. 21 Feb. 1811; m. French Keyes; d. at Ashlard. 
N. H., 18 Dec. 1852. 

ix. Jacob, b. 26 Mar. 1813; m. (1) at Deerfield, X. H., 16 Sept. 1834. 
Cynthia K. Rowell of Allenstown, N. H. ; m. (2) 3 Jan. 18?-5. 
Mrs. Sarah Ann (Majerson) Dixon of Lawrence, Mass. ; lived 
at Concord, N. H. 

x. Clarissa, b. 30 Dec. 1816; m. 1 Aug. 1839, Forbes Pratt of Mans- 
field, Mass. 

77. James 6 Woods (Isaac* Isaac* Nathaniel* Samuel 1 ), born at Pep- 

perell, Mass., 1 June 1772, died at Stoddard, N. H., 21 July 1831. 

He married at Groton, 16 Sept. 1798, Polly, or Mart, Capell. 
born at Watertown, Mass., 22 Jan. 1777, died at Walpole, Mass-, 
28 Mar. 1844, daughter of John and Mary (Perkins) of Groton. 

Children, the first seven born at Pepperell, the others at Stoddard : 

i. Mary, 6 b. 20 May 1799 ; d. unm. 10 May 1863. 

ii. James Capell, b. 5 Mar. 1801 ; m. at Medfield, Mass., 22 Aug. 1825. 

Lucy Smith ; lived at Dedham and Walpole, Mass. ; d. at Walpole 

9 Sept. 1855. 
iii. Matilda, b. 24 Oct. 1802 ; m. (1) (int. rec. at Dedham 2 Sept. 1822) 

Benjamin Fisher, 2d. ; m. (2) Sessions of Alabama ; d. at 

Boston, Mass., 26 Mar. 1855. 
iv. Charles, b. 20 July 1804 ; m. (1) at Dedham, 28 Oct. 1829. Emellvk 

Mary Sumner ; m. (2) ; lived at Dedham ; d. — JuIt 

v. Augustus, b. 3 July 1806; m. Eliza Snow; lived at Providence. 

R. I. ; d. there, 
vi. Eliza Ann, b. 19 Mar. 1808 ; m. John Moultox of Tamworth, N. H. ; 

d. at Tamworth. 
vii. George, b. 8 Dec. 1809; m. (int. rec. at Dedham 25 July 1830) 

Elizabeth Ann Jaceman ; lived at Dedham, and Pelnam, N. H. : 

d. at Pelham. 
viii. Samuel, b. 4 Aug. 1812 ; m. at Walpole, Mass., 20 Sept. 1833, Diana 

Lowell of Lempster, N. H. ; lived at Cambridge and Medfield. 

Mass. ; d. at Medfield 11 Oct. 1897. 
ix. Wtlliam, b. 11 Apr. 1814; d. unm. in Minnesota 21 Feb. 1836. 
x. Nancy C, b. 10 Jan. 1816 ; d. 21 Sept. 1818. 
xi. John, b. 13 Feb. 1818 ; m. at Boston, Mass., 5 Dec 1839, Abby Anx 

Fessenden of Providence, R. I. ; lived at Boston and Somerville, 

Mass. ; d. at Somerville 3 Feb. 1907. 
xii. Caroline, b. 17 Oct. 1820; m. Gilbert Sheldon; d. at Providence, 


78. Ens. Jonas 5 Woods (Nehemiah,* Isaac* Nathaniel? Samuel 1 ), born 

at Hollis, N. H., 4 Sept. 1759, died at Nashua, N. H., 25 Nov. 
1847. He served in the Revolution, and later was an ensign of 

He married at Hollis, 26 Apr. 1781, Ltdia Hobart, born there 
24 Feb. 1760, death record not found, daughter of Jonathan and 
Lydia of Hollis. 

Children, all born at Hollis : 

i. Jonas, 6 b. 22 Feb. 1782 ; m. (1) 3 June 1811, Patty Hubert ; m. (2) 
— Aug. 1820, Dorcas Ktllicutt ; d. 26 Sept. 1869. 

ii. Lydia, b. 31 Aug. 1784. Perhaps she m. at Mason, N. H., 27 Mar. 
1806, Thomas Jaquith of Hollis. 

iii. Sarah, b. 8 Feb. 1787; m. Elijah Leach. 

iv. Isaac, b. 16 Feb. 1792 ; m. ; d. 26 Feb. 1874. His dau. 

Mary Ann 1 m. Nehemiah 6 Woods (80, viii). 

v. Davtd, b. 21 July 1794; d. unm. at Nashua 14 Apr. 1845. 

vi. Asa, b. 20 Aug. 1796 ; m. Leighton. 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 213 

vii. Betsey, b. 8 June 1801 ; m. at Nashua, 4 Jan. 1827, Josiah W. Green 
of Dunstable. 

79. Nehemiah 5 Woods (Nehemiah? Isaac? Nathaniel* Samuel 1 ) is said 

to hare been born at Hollis, N. H., but the record of birth, and date 
and place of his and his wife's death, have not been found. He 
lived some years at Lincoln, Mass. 

He married at Lincoln, 5 Apr. 1795, Mart Richardson, bom 
at Watertown, Mass., 9 Aug. 1772, daughter of Edward and Abi- 
gail (Cheney) of "Watertown and Lincoln. 

Children, the first nine, and perhaps all, born at Lincoln : 

i. Whxiam, 6 b. 26 Feb. 1796 ; lived in Arkansas. 

ii. Maby, b. 14 June 1798 ; m. Jewell of Haverhill. 

ill. Sally, b. 20 Mar. 1800. 

iv. Nehemiah, b. 11 Feb. 1802. 

v. Betsy, or Elizabeth, b. 6 May 1804. 

vi. Edwabd (twin), b. 20 May 1806 ; went South. 

vii. Moses (twin), b. 20 May 1806; lived in Arkansas. 

Yiii. Gideon P., b. 14 June 1808 ; d. 10 Jan. 1810. 

ix. George, d. 13 Aug. 1818, aged 6 y. 

x. Park, lived in Arkansas. 

xi. Jakes, lived in Utah. 

xii. John, lived in Texas. t 

80. Lieut. Ephraim 8 Woods {Nehemiah* Isaac* Nathaniel? Samuel 1 ), 

born at Hollis, N. H., 11 Sept. 1771, died there 28 Mar. 1845. 

He married first at Mason, N. H., 20 Nov. 1796, Dorcas 
Jewell, born at Dunstable, Mass., 14 Sept. 1773, died at Hollis 
20 Jan. 1798, daughter of Benoni and Dorcas (Hadlock) of Dun- 
stable; and secondly at Hollis, 29 Jan. 1799, Eunice Wright, 
born at Hollis 19 Mar. 1783, died there — Apr. 1866, daughter of 
Uriah and Eunice (Jewett) of Hollis. 

Children by second wife, all born at Hollis : 

L Ephraim, 6 b. 20 Dec. 1800; m. 3 May 1827, Mary Ann Cole of 

Beverly, Mass. ; d. at Salem, Mass., 29 Jan. 1871. 
fi- Eunice, b. 15 July 1802 ; d. 20 Dec. 1817. 
iiL Noah, b. 16 July 1804; m. Charlotte ; lived in Texas; d. 26 

June 1861. 
iv. Uriah, b. 10 Apr. 1806 ; m. Luctnda Hale ; lived at Augusta, Me. ; 

d. 2 Feb. 1868. 
v. Wtt.t hm , b. 7 Aug. 1807 ; m. Esther Thomas. 
vL Dorcas C., b. 17 July 1809; m. (1) at Dunstable (now Nashua), 

N. H., 14 July 1835, Daniel Beard of Tewksbury, Mass. ; m. (2) 

Samuel Hamblett. 
vii. Aaron, b. 4 May 1811; m. at New Boston, N. H., 22 Sept. 1837, 

Lydia R. Wallace; d. at Nashua, N. H., 7 Nov. 1850. 
viii. Nehemiah, b. 9 Apr. 1813 ; m. 25 Apr. 1847, Mary Ann Woods 

(see 78, iv) ; d. at Nashua 16 May 1868. 
ix. Mary. b. 17 Mar. 1815 ; m. 28 Dec. 1836, George W. Parker; d. at 

Salem, Mass., 19 Mar. 1854. 
x. Fanny, b. 9 Mar. 1817; m. at Nashua, 17 Dec. 1838, Samuel Wal- 
lace of New Boston, N. H. ; lived in Texas. 
xL Leonard, b. 15 Mar. 1819 ; d. unm. 20 Dec. 1842. 
xii. George, b. 30 July 1821; m. 4 July 1864, Lizzte Perley; d. at 

Springfield, Mass., 27 July 1898. 
xiii. Nancy, b. 29 Sept. 1823; m. in 1844, N. W. Folsom; lived at 

xiv. Sarah Jane, b. 19 Feb. 1826 ; m. 4 Jan. 1870, Col. Joseph Stewart ; 

lived at Columbus, Ohio. 

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Lists of New England Soldiers 




By Mart Ellen Baker, B.A. 
[Continued from page 135] 

(3) LOCAL 

974.27 Merrill, J. L. History of Acworth [N. H.]...Acworth, 1869. 

Ac9 Soldiers of the aril war residents or naUres of the town, p. 169—71. 

974.28 Secomb, D. F. History of the town of Amherst, Hillsborough 

Am4 COUnty, N. H Concord, 1883. Soldiers and sailors of Amherst In 

the revolution, p. 403—7. War of 1812, p. 411—13. Civil war, p. 421—4. 

974.28 Cochrane, W. R. History of the town of Antrim, N. H., from 

An8 its earliest settlement to June 27, 1877... Manchester, 1880. 

Revolution, p. 199—201. War of 1812, Mexican and civil, p. 206—11. 

974.24 Jewett, J. P. History of Barnstea<L..1727— 1872... Lowell, 

B26 1872. French war and the revolution, p. 142. Soldiers of 1812, p. 142. Mexi- 

can war, p. 144. Rebellion, p. 219—22. 

974.28 Bedford (M. H.). History—being statistics comp. on the occa- 
B391 sion of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the town, 

May 19, 1860. Bost., 1851. Revolutionary Soldiers, p. 127—8. 

974.27 Hurd, D. H. ed. History of Merrimack and Belknap counties, 

qH93 N. H. Phil., 1885. Mffitary lists ■adct the names of the towns. 

974.27 Coffin, C : C. comp. History of Boscawen and Webster [N. H] 
B65 from 1733—1878... Concord, [N. H.] 1878. Revolutionary ii.u, 

p. 249—68. War of 1812, p. 269. Civil war, p. 275—8. 

974.27 Price, Ebenezer. Chronological register of Boscawen in the 
B652 county of Merrimack and state of N. 1820. Concord, 

1823. Boscawen soldiers, p. 104. 

974.23 MllSgrove, R. W. History of the town of Bristol, Grafton 

B77 county, N. H. 2 vols. Bristol, 1904. New Chester men in the 

revolution, vol. 1, p. 180. Bristol men and men on the quota of Bristol during 
the civil war, p. 200—25. 

974.28 Sawtelle, I. B. Oration delivered at the centennial celebration 

B79 in Brookline, N. H, Sept. 8, 1869. Fitchburg, Mass., 1869. 

Brookline men in K. H. or Mass. regiments and in the navy during the rebellion, 
p. 38—40. 

974.23 Campion (N, H.). Centennial celebration of the town... Sept. 

C15 12, 1867. Concord, 1868. Campton'srollofhonor.civilwar.p. 117— 18. 

974.26 EatOD, F. B, History of Candia, once known as Charmingfare.~ 

Cl6 Manchester, N. H., 1852. Soldiers of Candia who served at various 

times during the revoluUon, p. 141 — 3. 

974.26 Moore, J. B. History of the town of Candia, Rockingham 
C161 county, N. H... Manchester, 1893. Revolution, p. 95-«. War of 

1812, p. 128. CivU war, short lists, p. 168-80. 

974.27 Sannderson, H : H. History of Charlestown, N. H., the old No. 

C38 4...tO 1876. Claremont, N. H., C1876. Revolutionary patriots, p. 

642-3. War of 1812, p. 643. Civfl war, p. 6i3— «. 

974.26 Bell, C : Facts relating to the early history of Chester, N. H.. 
C421 1720 until...l784. Concord, 1863. list of soldiers of the revolution 

drafted from Chester, p. 52—4. 

1910] Lists of New England Soldiers 229 

974.26 Chase. B : History of old Chester from 1719—1869. Auburn, 
C42 N. H., 1869. Revolutionary lists and muster rolls, p. 371— 86. Civil war, 

386 — 107. Covers several towns. 

973.765 Hazelton, G : C. comp. Dedicatory proceedings of the soldiers' 
H33 monument at Chester, N. H., Aug. 22, 1904. [N. Y.] 1905. 

Officers of Bell Post No. 74, G. A. R. (1904), p. 17. Names on the monument, 

p. 22—5. 

973.3442 Waite, 0. F: R. Claremont war history, April 1861 to April 
Cl 1865 ; with sketches of N. H. regiments and a biographical in- 

dex of each Claremont soldier... Concord, 1868. index; pref. 

p. 7—11. 

974.27 Waite, 0. F : R. History of the town of Claremont, N. H... 

C54 1764 — 1894. Manchester, 1895. Revolutionary lists, p. 234—41. 

War of 1S12, p. 243 — i. Mexican war (one name), p. 245. Civil war, p. 280—302. 

974.27 Bout on, .Nathaniel. History of Concord [N. H.]...1725— 1853... 
C741 Concord, 1856. Revolutionary soldiers, p. 751—3. Soldiers who lived and 

died in Concord, p. 754. Soldiers in war of 1812, p. 755. 

974.27 Concord (Sf. H.) — City history commission. History of Con- 
qC74 cord, N. H... 2 vols. Concord, 1903. Revolution, vol. i, p. 282— s 

Civil war, toI. 1, p. 514—21. 

974.27 Wheeler, Edmund, ed. Croydon, N. H., 1866, proceedings at 
C881 the centennial...l866. Claremont, N. H., 1867. Croydon citizens 

in the revolution, war of 1812, and the rebellion, p. 160—2. 

974.26 Cogswell, E. C. History of Nottingham, Deerfield, and North- 

N84 wood... Manchester, 1878. Military record during the revolution, war 

of 1812, and the rebellion, p. 610—21. 

974.26 Parker, E: L. History of Londonderry, comprising the towns 
L84 of Deny and Londonderry, N. H... Bost., 1851. Soldiers from 

Londonderry in the army of the revolution from 1775 to 1783, p. 336 — 40. 

973.3442 Derby, S : C. comp. Early Dublin, a list of the revolutionary 

D44 soldiers of Dublin, N. H... Columbus, Ohio, 1901. Has an in- 

dex of names, p. 33 — 4. 

974.29 [Leonard, L. W.] History of Dublin, N.H... Bost., 1855. 

D85 Revolutionary war, p. 149. War of 1812, p. 152. 

974.27 Stark, Caleb. History of the town of Dunbarton, Merrimack 
D91 county, N. H., 1751 — 1860. Concord, 1860. Soldiers from this 

town in the revolution, war of 1812, and Mexican war, p. 269—70. 

974.27 CnrtiS, Jonathan. Topographical and historical sketch of 

Ep8 Epsom, N. H. Pittsfield, N. H., 1885. Names of Epsom men in 

the regular army during the revolution, with their rank when discharged, p. 12. 

974.26 Bell, C : H : History of the town of Exeter, N. H. Exeter, 
Ex3 1888. Exeter in the French and Indian wars, revolution, war of 1812, and 

civil war, various lists, p. 233 — 78. 

973.3442 NaSOn, Elias. Brief record of events in Exeter, N. H., during 
C the year[s] 1861 — [63], together with the names of the soldiers 

of this town in the war. 3 vols. Exeter, 1862. 

974.29 Norton, J: F. History of Fitzwilliam, N. H., from 1752— 
F58 1887... N. Y., 1888. Fitiwilliam in the revolution, various lists, p. 

235—46. Civil war, p. 279—303. 

974.28 Cochrane, W. R., and Wood, G : F. History of Francestown, 
F84 N. H., Apr. 1758— Jan. 1891... Nashua, N. H., 1895. Revo- 

lution, p. 26i! — 4. War of 1812, p. 272. Civil war, p. 273—6. 

974.24 Lancaster, Daniel. History of Gilmanton...including what is 

G42 now Gilford to the time when it was disannexed. Gilmanton, 

1845. Pay roll of Capt. Wilson's company, Col. Stickney's regiment, Gen. 
Stark's brigade, July 22— Sept. 22, 1777, p. 90—1. 


Lists of New England Soldiers 


974.29 Hayward, SilTanilS. History of the town of Gilsum, K H., 
qG42 from 1752 to 1879... Manchester, 1831. Oilsum in the revolution, 

p. 36—9. War of 1812, p. 40. Rebellion, p. 44—5. 

973.767 [Greenland (S, H.).] (The) graves we decorate, Storer Post, 
F81 No. 1., Dept. of N. H., G. A. R., [a list] prepared for memo- 

rial day 1907, with an apx. containing a list of graves and ad- 
ditional records prepared in 1893, comp. by Joseph Foster. 
Portsmouth, 1907. 

974.26 Hall, M. 0. Rambles about Greenland [N. H.] in rhyme. 

G84 Bost., 1900. Soldiers during the rebellion, p. 227. 

974.26 Noyes, H. E. Memorial of the town of Hampstead, > T . H... 2 

H182 vols. Bost., 1899. War of 1812, toI. 1, p. 296. Civil war, vol. 1, p. 298— 


974.26 DOW, Joseph. History of the town of Hampton, N. H...1638 — 

H181 1892... Salem, [Mass.] 1893. Hampton men in the Indian wars, 

revolution, war of 1812, and ciril war, various lists, p. 219 — 320. 

974.26 Brown, Warren. History of the town of Hampton Falls, 
H183 N. H...1640— 1900. Manchester, 1900. Louisburg expedition, p. 

240. Revolution, p. 243— 4. War of 1812, p. 250— L Mexican, p. 256. Civil war, 
p. 251—6. 

974.23 Bittinger, J : Q. History of Haverhill, N. EL Haverhill, 1888- 

H29 Haverhill soldiers in the several wars, p. 237—63. 

974.27 Cogswell, L. W. History of the town of Henniker, Merrimack 

H39 county, N. H... Concord, 1880. Revolutionary lists, p. 171—85. 

War of 1812, p. 196—200. Civil war, p. 214—24. 

974.28 Hord, D. H. ed. History of Hillsborough county, N. H. PhiL, 

qH93 1885. Military lists given under the name of each town. 

974.28 FOX, C : J. History of the old township of Dnnstable, including 

N17 Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, 

N. H., Dunstable and Tyngsboroogh, Mass. Nashua, 1846. 
List of revolutionary soldiers from that part of Dunstable which is now is 
N. H., p. 264-6. 

974.28 Worcester, S: T: History of the town of Hollis, N. H... 

H 72 Bost., 1879. Revolutionary rolls, showing length of service, p. 203—6. Civil 

war lists, p. 221—6. 

974.27 Lord, C: C. Life and times in Hopkinton, N. H. Concord, 

H77 1890. Soldiers in the war of the rebellion, p. 158—69. 

974.28 FOX, C : J. History of the old township of Dunstable, including 
N17 Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, 

N. H., Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass. Nashua, 1846. 

List of revolutionary soldiers from that part of Dunstable which is now in 
N. H., p. 254—6. 

974.29 Cutter, D. B. History of the town of Jaffrey, N. H...1749— 

J18 1880... Concord, N. H., 1881. Revolution, p. 137-8. War of 1812, 

p. 140. Mexican war, p. 140. Civil war, p. 140 — 4. 

974.29 Griffin, S. G. History of the town of Keene [N. H.] 

K251 1875... Keene, 1904. Capt. Stfles's company, Aug. 1, 1775, p. 193—4. 

Eeene in the civil war, brief history of regiments with lists of soldiers in each, 
p. 475—524. 

974.21 SomorS, A. fl. History of Lancaster, N. H... Concord. 1899. 
L2** > 1 Men in actual service in the French and Indian, revolutionary, 1S12, and civil 

wars, p. 553—60. 

974.28 FOX, C : J. History of the old township of Dunstable, including 
N17 Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, 

N. H., Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass. Nashua. 1846. 

List of revolutionary soldiers from that part of Dunstable which is now in 

N. H., p. 254—6. 

1910] Lists of New England Soldiers 231 

974.23 Jackson, J, R. History of Littleton, N. H. 3 vols. Cambridge, 

L731 Mass., 1905. Soldiers in the various wars at some time resident in Little- 

ton. Members of Marshall Sanders Post No. 48, G. A. R., p. 657—719. 

974.26 Parker, E : L, History of Londonderry, comprising the towns 
L84 of Derry and Londonderry, N. H... Bost., 1851. Soldiers from 

Londonderry in the army of the revolution from 1775 to 1783, p. 336 — 10. 

974.28 Donovan, D[ennis], and Woodward, J. A. Historv or* the 
L991 town of Lyndeborough, N. H., 1735—1905... [Tufts college, 

MaSS.J 1906. Revolution, p. 161— 206. Wars of 1812, p. 230— 1. Civil war, 
p. 234-41. 

974.28 [Clarke, M. D^] Manchester, a brief record of its past and a 
M21 picture of its present... Manchester, 1875. Manchester soldiers in 

the civil war, p. 347—70. 

974.28 GHmore, 0: Ci comp. Manchester men, soldiers and sailors in 
qM31 the civil war, 1861—66. Concord, N. H., 1898. 

974.28 Manchester (N.H.) historic association. Collections. 1896 — 
M313 date. Vol. 1 — date. Manchester 1897 — date. Capt. Moore's com- 
pany at the Battle of Bunker Hill, vol. 1, No. 1, p. 33 — 4. Charter members of 

the N. H. branch of the Society of the Cincinnati, vol. 1, No. 1, p. 67. 

974.29 Bemis, € : A. History of the town of Marlborough, Cheshire 

M34 county, N. H... Bost., 1881. Revolutionary list*, p. 47—63. W«r of 

1812, p. 74-5. Rebellion, p. 164—7, 

974.28 Mason (l\. H.) Proceedings at the centennial celebration of the 
M381 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the town...l868, pre- 

pared for publication—by J : B. Hill. Bost., 1870. Civa war 

soldiers, p. 106—11. 

974.28 Fox, iu : J. History of the old township of Dunstable, including 

N17 Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, 

N. H., Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass. Nashua, 1846. 
List of revolutionary soldiers from that part of Dunstable which is now in 
N. H., p. 254—6. 

974.27 Hurd, D. H. ed. History of Merrimack and Belknap counties, 

qH93 N. H. Phil., 1885. Military lists under the names of the towns. 

974.28 Ramsdell, G: A. ed. History of Milford... Concord [N. H.] 

M591 1901. Soldiers in the revolution, p. 68 — 9. Milford men in the civil war, p. 

142—3. Members of G. A. R. Post, OUver W. Lull, No. 11, 1868—94, p. 154—8. 
Soldiers, not members, living in the town in 1894, p. 158. 

974.28 Fox, C : J. History of the old township of Dunstable, including 

N17 Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, 

N. H., Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass. Nashua, 1846. 

List of revolutionary soldiers from that part of Dnnstable which is now in 
N. H., p. 254— fl. 

974.28 Parker, E : E. ed. History of the city of Nashua, N. H., from 
qN17 the earliest settlement of Old Dunstable to...l895... Nashua, 

1897. Revolution, p. 296—302. War of 1812, p. 304. Mexican, p. 307—8. 
Civil war, p. 334—92. 

974.28 Cogswell, E. C. History of New Boston, N. H... Bost., 1864. 

N42 Volunteers from New Boston in the war of the rebellion, p. 265. 

973.767 [Newcastle (N. H.).] (The) graves we decorate, Storer Post, 
F81 No. 1., Dept. of N. H., G. A. R., [a list] prepared for memo- 

rial day 1907, with an apx. containing a list of graves and ad- 
ditional records prepared in 1893, comp. by Joseph Foster. 
Portsmouth, 1907. 
973.767 [iVewington (.V, H.).] (The) graves we decorate, Storer Post, 
F81 No. 1., Dept. of N. H., G. A. R., [a list] prepared for memo- 

rial day 1907, with an apx. containing a list of graves and ad- 

232 Lists of New England Soldiers [July 

ditional records prepared in 1893, comp. by Joseph Foster. 
Portsmouth, 1907. 

974.28 [Kidder, Frederic, and Gould, A. A.] History of New Ipswich, 

qN43 from... 173 6... Bost., 1852. Capt. Towne's company to Aug. 1, 1775, p. 

76. Capt. Parker's company, July 19, 1777, p. 96—7. Additional list, p. 102. 

973.7442 Obear, Mrs. L. A. New Ipswich in the war of the rebellion, 

D what its men and women did... Worcester, 1893 [?]. Names of 

soldiers claimed by Ipswich, p. 68 — 71. 

974.27 [Lord, Mrs. M. B. (Home).] History of the town of New 
N42 ~ London, Merrimack county, N. H., 1779 — 1899. Concord, 

1899. Civil war soldiers, p. 417. 

974.27 Wheeler, Edmund. History of Newport, N. H., from 1766 — 

N47 1878... Concord, 1879. Soldiers of the revolution, war of 1812, and 

civil war, p. 26—36. 

974.26 Cogswell, E. C. History of Nottingham, Deerfield and North- 

N84 wood... Manchester, 1878. Military record during the revolution, war 

of 1812, and the rebellion, p. 610—21. 

974.23 Orford (S. H.) Centennial celebration of the town... Sept. 7, 

>3 1865... Manchester, N. H., 1865[?J. Soldiers of Orford who served 

in the civil war, p. 143 — 4. 

974.27 Carter, Jf. F., and Fowler, T. L. History of Pembroke, N. H., 

P36 1730—1895. 2 vols. Concord, 1895. Pembroke soldiers in the 

revolution, voL 1, p. 136—7. War of 1812, vol. 1, p. 169—70. Pembroke soldiers 
1861—6, vol. 1, p. 210—23. 

974.27 Brown, D. A. History of Penacook, N. H... Concord, 1902. 

P37 Penacook in the civil war, p. 239. 

974.28 Smith, Albert. History of the town of Peterborough, Hills- 

P44 borough county, N. H... BosU, 1876. Revolution, p. 150—8. War 

of 1812, p. 158. CivU war, p. 160—73. 

974.23 Stearns, E. S. History of Plymouth,. N. H_, 2 toIs. Cam- 

P74 bridge, Mass., 1906. Soldiers of the civil war who were bora or at some 

time lived in Plymouth, vol. 1, p. 508 — 34. 

973.767 [Portsmouth (iW H.)-] (The) graves we decorate, Storer Post, 

F81 No. 1., Dept. of N. H., G. A. B., [a list] prepared for memo- 

rial day 1907, with an apx. containing a list of graves and ad- 
ditional records prepared in 1893, comp. by Joseph Foster. 
Portsmouth, 1907. 

923.57 Foster, Joseph. Becord of the soldiers, sailors, and marines... 

F81 buried in Portsmouth, N. H., and neighboring towns...who the rebellion and previous wars. Portsmouth, 1893. 

Graves decorated, p. 5 — 10. Officers of the C S. frigate Raleigh, 1775, p. 63 — 4. 

927.26 Fallon ton, Jos[eph]. History of Raymond, N. H. Dover, 

B21 [N. H.} 1875. War record, 1754— 1861, p. 133-43. 

974.29 BaSSett, W : History of the town of Richmond, Cheshire county, 
R41 N. H... Bost., 1884. Short revolutionary Hits, p. 60-6. War of 1812, 

p- 107—8, 113. Civil war, p. 211—13. 

974.29 Stearns, E. S. History of the town of Bindge, N. H...1736— 

B47 1874... Bost., 1875. Various revolutionary lists, p. 10= — 64. Civil war 

soldiers, p. 316—8, 321. 

974.25 McDnflee, Franklin. History of the' town of Rochester, N. H... 
R58 1722 — 1890, Silvanus Hayward... 2 vols. Manchester, 

1892. Revolutionary lists, vol. 1, p. 55— 72- Civil war, vol. 1, p. 209— 33. 

974.26 Hard, D. H. comp. History of Rockingham and Strafford 
qH93 counties, N. H... PhiL 1882. Military lists under the names of the 


Lists of New England /Soldiers 


973.767 [Rye (N. II.).] (The) graves we decorate, Storer Post, No. 1., 
F81 Dept. of N. H., 6. A. R., [a list] prepared for memorial day 

1907, with an apx. containing a list of graves and additional 
records prepared in 1893, comp. by Joseph Foster. Ports- 
mouth, 1907. 

974.26 Parsons, L. B. History of the town of Rye, N. H... Concord, 

R98 [N. H.] 1905. Rye in war times, French and Indian, revolution, war of 

1812, and civil wars, p. 253—81. 

974.27 Dearborn, J : L. History of Salisbury, N. H... ed. by J. O. 
Sa3 Adams and H: P. Rolfe. Manchester, 1890. Boil at Bennington 

1777, p. 250-60. War of 1812, p. 267. Civil war, p. 271—5. 

974.24 Runnels, M. T. History of Sanbornton, N. H. 2 vols. Bost., 
Sa5 1881 — 2. [vol. 1, 1882.] Sanbornton soldiers in the revolution, war 

of 1812, and civil war, several lists, vol. 1, p. 151—92. 

974.26 nurd, D. H. comp. History of Rockingham and Strafford 

qH93 counties, N. H... Phil., 1882. Mliitary lists under the names of the 


974.27 v Wadleigh, Erastus, and Wortben, Mrs. Augusta (Harvey). 
Su8 / comp. History of Sutton, N. H... 2 vols. Concord, 1890. 

Civil war, vol. 1, p. 506—9, 611 — 21. Includes rosters of Robert Campbell Post 
No. 58, G. A. B. 

/ -Y74.29 Read, B: History of Swanzey, N. H., from 1734—1890. 

Sw2 Salem, 1892. Various revolutionary rolls and lists between p. 101 and 125. 

Civil war lists, p. 128—43. 

974.28 Blood, H : A. History of Temple, N. H. Bost-, 1860. Several 

T24 revolutionary lists, p. 104—17. 

974.29 Stone, M. T. Historical sketch of the town of Troy, N. H... 

T751 1764 — 1897. Keene, [N. H.] 1897. Bevolntionary soldiers, p. 88. 

Civil war, several lists, p. 207 — 26. 

974.27 Harriman, Walter. History of Warner, N. H., for 144 years... 

W24 1735 — 1879. Concord, 1879. Revolutionary roll, p. 479—SO. War 

Of 1812, p. 483—6. Rebellion, p. 486—92. 

974.27 Washington (N. H.). History, from...l768— 1886. Claremont, 
W27 N. H, 1886. Soldiers in the revolution, p. 155-6. War of IS12, p. 165. 

Complete lists of Washington men who served in the rebellion, p. 222 — 4. 

974.28 Little, W: History of Weare, N. H., 1735— 1888. Lowell, 

W37 Mass., 1888. Revolutionary lists, in foot-notes, p. 192—245. Weare** sol- 

diers in the civil war, arranged by regiments, in foot-notes, p. 473 — 88. 

974.27 Coffin, C : C. comp. History of Boscawen and Webster [X. H.] 
B65 from 1733—1878... Concord, [N. H.] 1878. Revolutionary's* 

p. 249—68. War of 1812, p. 269. Civil war, p. 275—8. 

974.28 Livermore, A. A., and Putnam, Sewall. History of the town 
W71 of Wilton, Hillsborough county, N. H... Lowell, Mass., 1888. 

Several revolutionary lists, p. 88—101. Civil war lists, p. 208 — 12. 

974.26 Morrison, L. A. History of Windham in N. H. (Rockingham 
W72 county), 1719 — 1883... Bost., 1883. Book contains various Uia of 

soldiers in the different wars, with a general index to names. 

974.24 Parker, B. F. History of Wolfeborough, N. H. Cambridge, 
W83 Mass., 1901. Soldiers in the civil war who enlisted from Wolfeborough, p. 


353.97436 Vermont— Adjutant-General. Reports...l862— date. Mont- 

A pelier, 1862 — date. Not analyzed. 

974.3 Vermont antiquarian. Has many Usts. Not analyzed. 


234 Lists of Neic England Soldiers [J^J 

974.3 Vermont historical gazetteer. Has lists. Not analyzed. 


974.3 Forbes, C : S. Second battle of Bennington, a history of Yer- 
F74 mont's centennial and the 100th anniversary of [the]...battle... 

St. Albans, 1877. Military organizations are described and lists of mem- 
bers [civil war] are given. 

973.3443 Vermont. ...Rolls of the soldiers in the revolutionary war, 1775 
A2 to 1783...comp. and ed. by J: E. Goodrich... Rutland, 1904. 

974.3 Vermont historical Society. Collections. Vols. 1—2. Mont- 
V591 pelier, 1870 — 71. List of officers of the Green mountain boys, voL 1, p. 10. 

(2) WAR OF 1812 

973.524 Clark, B. N. ed. List of pensioners of the war of 1812, with an 

C54 apx. containingnames of volunteers for the defense of Plattsburg 

from Vermont towns—names of U. S. officers and soldiers at 

Burlington, Vt., as shown on army, pay, and muster rolls. 

Burlington, 1904. 


(a) General 

973.7443 Vermont — Adjutant-General. Register of commissioned ofB- 
A2 cers of the Vermont volunteers in the service of the U. S. 

[Montpelier] 1863. 

353.97436 Vermont — Adjutant-General. Revised roster of Vermont 
qA2 volunteers who served in the army and navy of the U. S.' dur- 

ing the war of the rebellion, 1861 — 66... Montpelier, 1892. 
973.7377 Walker, A. F. Vermont brigade in the Shenandoah valley, 1864. 

TV15 Burlington, Vt., 1869. Names of those who died of wounds received ia 

actios in the Shenandoah campaign, 1S64, p. 168 — 9. 

(b) Regimental 

973.7443 Vermont— Artillery — 1st regiment. Roster, Society 1st Ar- 
Fl tillery 11th regiment Vermont volunteers, 1890... Burlington, 

973.7417 Ripley, W : Y, W. Vermont riflemen in the war for the union— 
R48 a history of Co. F., 1st U. S. sharpshooters. Rutland, 1883. 

Organization in 1861 and 1864, p. 7, 143. Lists of killed and wounded, p. 201—2. 

973.7443 Fourth Vermont infantry association. Constitution and roster. 

J04 Rutland, 1908. 

973.7443 Holbrook, W : C. Narrative of the services of the...7th regiment 
J07 of Vermont volunteers...l862 — 66. N. Y., 1882. mt of death* 

from Feb. 12, 1862 to Apr. 6, 1666, p. 208—19. 

973.7443 Carpenter, G : N. History of the 8th regiment of Vermont 
J08 volunteers, 1861 — 65. Bost. 1886. Promotions, list of dead and 

original roster, p. 276 — 318. 

973.7443 Ilaynes. E. M, History of the 10th regiment Vermont volun- 
J10 teers, with...a complete roster...showing all changes... Ed. 2. 

Rutland, 1894. Boster and names of survivors, p. 111 —500. 

573.7443 [Lewiston, Me.] 1870. Boster. p. 205-42. 


1910] Lists of New England Soldiers 235 

973.7443 Vermont— Infantry— 14th regiment, Co. F. Short history... 

J14a by G. C. Benedict.. .also roster of the regiment... Bennington, 

1887. Koster, p. 87— 97. 

(4) LOCAL 

974.35 Smith, H. P. ed. History of Addison county, Vt... Syracuse. 

qSm5 1886. Military lists, chiefly civil war, under name of each town. 

974.39 Hayes, L. S. History of the town of Rockingham, Vt., including... 

R59 Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgeport. 

and Bartonsville, 1753—1907. Bellows Falls, 1907. Several 

revolutionary lists, p. 213 — 26. Graves of soldiers of the revolution and war of 
1812, p. 234. Civil war soldiers credited to Rockingham and other towns, p. 

974.36 McKeen, Silas. History of Bradford, 1874... 

B72 Montpelier, 1875. Bradford soldier* of 1861—65, p. 101—9. 

974.36 BaSS, H. R. History of Brainrree, Vt.... Rutland, 1883. 

B73 Military record (revolutionary, 1812, and <aril), p. 104—6. 

974.39 Hayes, L. S. History of the town of Rockingham, Vt, including... 

R59 v - Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgeport. 

^-^ and Bartonsville, 1753 — 1907. Bellows Falls, 1907. Several 

^ revolutionary lists, p. 213 — 26. Graves of toldiers of the revolution and war of 

/ -^ 1812, p. 234. Civil war soldiers credited to Rockingham and other towns, p. 


974.33 Child, Hamilton, comp. ...Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex 
C43 counties, Vt., 1764 — 1887... Syracuse, 1887. Koster of field, 

staff, and company officers, war of the rebellion, p. 117—24. 

973.76 Cnrrier, J : M. comp. Memorial exercises held in Castleton, 
C93 Vt., in...l885 including the...roster of the veterans...and an ac- 

count of the relics exhibited. Albany, 1885. Roster, p. 65—6. 

974.36 Chelsea (Vt.) Chelsea centennial... Proceedings...with the 
C41 Orange county veteran soldiers' reunion, Sept. 4, 1884. Keene, 

N. H., 1884. Soldiers enlisted from Chelsea from 1861— 65, p. 107-10. 

974.35 Matthews, Lyman. History of the town of Cornwall [Vt.]. 
C81 Middlebury, 1862. Citizens who did service in the war of 1812, p. 344—6. 

In the rebellion, p. 346. 

974.37 Williams, J: C, History and map of Danby, Vt. Rutland, 
D19 1869. Revolutionary soldiers, p. 40, 291— 2. War of 1812 and Mexican war, 

p. 292—3. Civil war, p. 297—9. 

974.32 Butler, L. C. Memorial record of Essex, Vt... Burlington, 
B97 1866. Civil war list, 2 p. at end of book. 

974.33 Child, Hamilton, comp. ...Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex 
C43 counties, Vt., 1764 — 1887... Syracuse, 1887. Roster of field, 

staff, and company officers, war of the rebellion, p. 117 — 24. 

974.34 Hemenway, A. M. ed. History of the towns of Plainfield, 
qP69 Roxbury, and Fayston... Montpelier, 1882. Fayston in the civil 

war, p. 194—6. 

974.36 Tucker, W : H. History of Hartford. Vt., July 4, 1761— Apr. 

H25 4,1889... Burlington, 1889. Roll of honor, revolutionary, 1812, Mexi- 

can, and civil wars, p. 335 — 6. 

974.31 Lane, E. H. comp. Soldiers' record of Jericho, Vt... Bur- 

J47 lington, 1868. Contains several list*. 

974.34 Hemenway, A. M. ed. History of the towns of Plainfield, 

qP69 Roxbury and Fayston... Montpelier, 1882. Middlesex in the 

civil war, p. 248. 

974.34 Hemenway, A. M. pub. History of the town of Montpelier 
M762 including...East Montpelier... Montpelier, 1882. Montpelier in 

VOL. LXIV. 17 

236 Lists of New England Soldiers [July 

the war of 1812. p. 298. Revolution, Mexican and civil, p. 341—9. East Mont- 
pelier in tilt four warn, p. 587— UO. 

974.36 WellS, F. P. ed. History of Newbury, Vt., from the discovery 
N42 of the Coos country... St. Johnsbury, [Vt.] 1902. Muster rolls 

of the revolution aud war of 18J2, p. 40:s — 10. Newbury in the civil and Spanish 

war:?, p. o47— 54. 

974.39 Newfaue (Vt.)- 1774 — 1874, centennial proceedings... Brat- 

N45 tleboro, [Vt.J 1877. Soldiers of 1601—65, several lists with much bio- 

graphical material, p. 227 — 42. 

974.36 Goddard, 1H. E. History of Norwich, Vt... Hanover. [N. H.] 

N83 1905. Koster of the revolutionary soldier; at N ch. p. 88—90. War of 

1812, p. 94. Mexican war, p. 95. Civil war, p. 97 — J 

974.37 Hollistrr, !!i I. Pa wlett for 100 years. ibany, 1867. Soldier. 
1*28 of the revolutionary war, war of 1812, Mexican ■ civil wars, p. 20—7. 
974.37 CaverlT, A. M. History of the tow jf Pittsford, Vt. Rut 

P68 land, 1872. Revolutionary pay rolls, p. -04. War of 1812, p. 359—64. 

Rebellion, p. 482— (U. 

974.34 Hemenuay, A. M. ed. History of the towns of Plainfield, 
qP69 Roxbury. and Fayston... Montpelier, 1882. Plainfield in the civil 

war, p. 733—4. 

974.36 DaTiS, ii. A. ed. Centennial celebration...with an historical 
R22 sketch of Reading, Windsor county, Vt... Bellows Falls, 1874. 

Rebellion record of Heading, p. 86 — SO. 

974.36 [Williams, W. W.] History of the town of Rochester, Vt... 

R58 Montpelier, 1869. Names on the civil war soldiers' monument, p. 77 — 8. 

974.39 Hayes, L. S. History of the town of Rockingham, Vt., including... 

R59 Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgeport, 

and Bartonsville, 1753 — 1907. Bellows Falls, 1907. Several 

revolutionary lists, p. 213—26. Graves of soldiers of the revolution and war of 
1812, p. 234. Civil war soldiers credited to Rockingham and other towns, p. 

974.34 Hemenwaj, A. H. ed. History of the towns of Plainfield, 
qP69 Roxbury, and Fayston... Montpelier, 1882. Roxbury in the civil 

war, p. 75* — 6. 

923.57 Goatdiitg, J. If. Official military and naval records of Rutland, 
G73 Vt., in credited to town, residents since 

the war or buried in cemeteries within the limits of the original 

town... Rutland, 1891. 

974.37 Smitb, H. P. and Rauil, W. S. ed. History of Rutland county, 

qSm5 Vt... Syracuse. 1886. Roster of civil war officers, p. 127— 39. Contains 

also short li?ts under the names of the towns. 

974.39 Hayes, L. S. History of the town of Rockingham, Vt., including... 

R59 Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgeport, 

and Bartonsville. 1753 — 1907. Bellows Falls. 1907. several 

revolutionary lists, p. 213 — 26. Graves of soldiers of the revolution and war of 
1812, p. 2.'J4." Civil war soldiers creiittd to Rockingham acd other towns, p. 

974.36 Hubbard, f : H. and Dartt, Justus. History of the town of 
Sp8 Springfield, Vt... 1752 — 1895. Bost., 1895. Soldiers from Spring- 

field in the war of the rebellion, p. 16f — 87. 

974.39 Phelps, J. H. Collections relating to the history and inhabi- 
T66 tants of the town of Townshend, Vt. 3 pts." n.p. 1877. 

Pensioners residing in Townshend, p. 90—1. Civil war lists, p. 95 — 9. 

974.39 BrOWD, Leonard. History of Whitingham... Brattleboro, 
W59 [Vt.l 1886. Nine months men in the 16th Regiment, company F, civil war, 

p. 61. 
974.36 Windsor (Vt.). Centennial... July 4, 1876... Windsor, 1876. 
"W72 Soldiers of the war of the rebellion, p. S. 

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974.36 Aldrich, L. C. and Holmes, P. R. ed. History of Windsor 
qA12 county, Vt... Syracuse, N. Y., 1891. Roll of soldiers, 1861-65, p. 

148— 77. Book contains several short lists also. 
[To be continued] 


Communicated by Col. J. T. Holmes, Columbus, Ohio," at the request of the 
Committee on English Research 

The principal facts known on this side of Rev. Obadiah Holmes's English 
career were that he was born in Lancashire, England, about 1607, that of 
his father's children three sons were "brought up at the University in 
Oxford." that his mother was dead, and that he married his wife Cathe- 
rine before his emigration to New England in 1638 or 1639. 

In an autobiography Holmes refers to a field called " the Twenty Acres," 
evidently in the neighborhood of his English home. 

I had ascertained from Foster's " Alumni Oxoniensis " that Obadiah 
Holmes was not on record as a student of Oxford University, but that two 
brothers of the name of Hulme, born at Reddish, near Manchester, had 
matriculated there. In the face of a persistent tradition that Holmes came 
from the neighborhood of Preston, I could not safely draw any conclusions. 

Mr. Axon also referred to Foster's "Alumni," followed the clue by 
obtaining wills from the Probate Registry of Chester, and supplemented 
the information given there by searching the Parish Registers of Manches- 
ter, Stockport, Didsbury, and other places. The following is a summary 
of the results that he obtained, and I think that there can be little doubt as 
to the identity of the Rev. Obadiah Holmes, the early Baptist Confessor, 
with Obadiah who is named in the will of Robert Hulme of Reddish 
(1640). It will be seen that the dates correspond pretty closely, that the 
mother died before the emigration, and that two sons were certainly at 
Oxford. The third son may have been Obadiah himself, it being well 
known that the admission registers of the University are not complete. 
Further it may be noted that the Robert Hulme of Reddish (d. 1697) at- 
tended Gorton Chapel, and that there was a locality called " Twenty Acres " 
in Gorton. A point not settled by the evidence is the connection with 
Preston, no mention of Obadiah having been found in the records there. 
Possibly he was there for a short time before his emigration, or he may 
have sailed from there. There really seems to be no room to doubt this 
latter fact. 

Besides this family of Hulme of Reddish, who were not land owners, 
there were in succession two families of Hulme of Reddish who were owners 
of a considerable part of the township. One of these families flourished 
in the loth and 16th centuries and sold the property early in the 17th cen- 
tury to Ralph Hulme of Manchester, gent., founder of the second family of 

*Ten years ago searches made on my behalf by Mr. Ernest Axon, of Manchester, 
England, resulted in the discovery of evidence bearing on the English ancestry of 
Rev. Obadiah Holmes. I was then working on the history of my family and still con- 
tinue to do so. Professional engagements have prevented me from publishing my 
work, but the English ancestry is so interesting to Rev. Obadiah Holmes's descendants 
that I am glad to have an opportunity of placing on record the condensed result of the 

238 English Ancestry of Rev. Obadiah Holmes [July 

Hulme of Reddish. The latter family became extinct by the death in 1691 
of William Hulme, Esq., the munificent founder of the wealthy Hulme 
Charity in Manchester. The relationship of these two families with each 
other and with the family to which Obadiah Holmes belonged has not been 
satisfactorily settled. It may be mentioned that the family with which we 
are more intimately concerned held their lands not under their namesakes 
but under the Reddish and Coke families, the largest owners in .Reddish 


Robert 1 Hcxme of Reddish in the Parish of Manchester. Probably 
the Robert Hulme mentioned as a tenant in the will of John Reddish, esq., 
1569, and almost certainly the Robert Hulme who in 1598 witnessed the 
will of " Otiwell Hulme of Redytch, husbandman." He was buried at 
Stockport 14 Jan. 1604-5 as "Quid Robert Holme of Redich." His will, 
dated 11 Aug. 1602 and proved at Chester 28 Jan. 1604-5, bequeathed his 
lands to his eldest son Robert and his widow Alice. His widow was buried 
at the Collegiate Church (now cathedral), Manchester, 7 Sept. 1610 as 
" Alyce wydow to Rotite Hulme of Reddiche." 
Children : 

i. Robert, see below. 

ii. John, named in father's will, and an executor. 

iii. Jane, named in father's win and then unm. 

iv. A daughter, whose child Gtorge Hoyd is named in her father's wflL 

Robert 2 Hulme of Reddish, husbandman, inherited his father's lands- 
He was buried at Stockport 12 Nov. 1640. His will, dated 20 Aug. 
1640, was proved at Chester 24 Nov. 1649 by Robert Hulme, one 
of the executors, power being reserved to the other executor, Hugh 
Johnson, whom the testator styles "brother-in-law." By this will 
Robert Hulme bequeathed to his son Robert " my estate and in- 
terest," etc, " in the messuage in which I now dwell and which has 
been held," etc., " by my predecessors tyme out of mynd," hoping 
" my right worshippfull master Edward Cooke esq. will dale merci- 
fullie with him." 

He married at Stockport, 8 Oct. 1605, Katherine Johxson, who 
was buried at Stockport 8 Sept. 1630. 
Children : 

i. John 8 , bapt. at Stockport 3 May 1607 ; matriculated at Brasenose Col- 
lege, Oxford, as son of " Robert Hulme of Reddish, pleb.," 18 Nov. 
1625, aged 17. As he is not named in his father's will it is probable 
that he d. bef. 1640. 
ii. Obadiah, the emigrant, bapt. at Didsbury 18 Mar. 1609-10 as " Oba- 
diath s. of Robert Hulme": was living at Reddish in 1633, and is 
mentioned in his father"s will, his legacy of £10 being dependent 
on the death, under age, of a younger brother. It is evident from 
this that he had already received his filial portion. In the Stock- 
port register, under date 20 Dec. 1626, is recorded the burial of 
" Obadia son of Robert Hulme of Rediche." This cannot relate 
to our Obadiah as the will proves that Obadiah was living in 1640. 
Hulme was a very common name in the district. He m. at the 
Collegiate Church, Manchester, 20 Nov. 1630, KATHERrNE Hyde." 
Child : John,* " infant of Obadiah Hulmes of Redich," bur. at 
Stockport 27 June 1633. 
b Tbe statement is ventured that this is the first publication of the wife's maiden 
surname on this side of the ocean. A wide and somewhat careful search among the 
hooks, carried on since 1899, has found it printed with great uniformity, "Catherine 

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iii. Joan, dau. of Kobert Hulnie," bapt. at Didsbury 2 Feb. 1610-11. 
Not named in her father's will, and perhaps the infant of Robert 
Hulmes of Rediche bar. at Stockport 5 Nov. 1612. 

iv. Samuel, " son of Robert Holme of Rediche," bur. at Stockport 2 
Nov. 1613. 

v. Samtel, perhaps bapt. at Didsbury 23 Feb. 1616-17, but if so er- 
roneously registered as " Robert s. of Robert Hulme." Matricu- 
lated at Brasenose College. Oxford, as " son of Robert of Rediche, 
pleb.," 15 Feb. 1632-3. aged 16; B.A. 17 May 1636. To him his 
father bequeathed " 6s. 8d. and no more in regard of the former 
great charges I have been putt unto in and about his education." 

vi. Nathaniel, " s. of Robert Holme of Redich," bapt. at Didsbury 
12 July 1618, bur. at Stockport 10 Sept. 1631. 

vii. Robert, bapt. at Stockport 25 Mar. 1621 as "Robert s. of Robert 
Hulme of Rediche." Inherited his father's holding at Reddish, 
appears also to have been a tanner, with tan yards and tan pits at 
Meadowcroft in Middleton. and possibly also had a place of busi- 
ness in Manchester, for in his will he mentions "my great coffer 
in Manchester." He was a ruling elder of the church at Gorton 
during the Commonwealth, being approved 11 Dec. 1649 ■ a mem- 
ber of the First Classis, 1651 to 1660 ; and several times a delegate 
to the Provincial Assembly at Preston. He was bur. at Groton 17 
Nov. 1697. His will, in which he is described as "of Reddish 
yeoman," was proved at Chester 11 Oct. 1698. He m. at the Col- 
legiate Church, Manchester. 6 Nov. 1641, Axx Thorpe, who was 
bur. at Gorton 16 Nov. 1672. He had sons John* and Obadiah, 
and other children. 

viii. Joseph, bur. at Stockport 13 June 1623. as " son of Robert Hulmes of 

ix. Joseph, youngest son, named in father's will 1640, and then under 
twenty-one. To him his father left £40 and all his books. 


Transcribed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research' 

[Continued from page 140] 

The will of Ann Hett of Folkingham in the County of Lincshier, widow, 
10 May 22 James I [1624]. My body to be buried in the churchyard of 
Folkingham. To Thomas Hett, my eldest son, £4 at the age of twenty- 
one. To eldest daughter Ann Hett. and to my youngest daughter Sarrah 
Hett, £8 apiece to be paid them at their ages of twenty-one years, or day of 
marriage, whether shall be the first. To my second son John Hett £3 to 
be paid him at his age of twenty-one years. To youngest son William Hett 
£15 to be paid him at his age of twenty-one years. If any of my children 
die before their legacies are paid, reversion to the survivors, equally divided. 
All the rest of .goods not bequeathed, my debts and funeral expenses being 
paid, I give to my brethen Henry Searcye and John Wright, whom I make 
joint executors and to whose care as to guardians I commit the bringing up 
'and good education of my children. ]Sathaniell Foster and John Sayle to 
be supervisors. [Signed] Ann Hett, her mrk. Witnesses : Lo : Marll, 
Curat de Folking., Robert Barnarn and John Linely. Proved 8 June 1624 

'The Committee on English Research desires to state that, although the Society 
has no official representative in England, ibe Committee is employing Miss French as 
a record searcher there along special lines for the benefit of the Register. 

240 Genealogical Research in England [July 

by the executors named in the will. (Consistory of Lincoln, 1624, f. 300, 
original will.) 

[Thomas Hett, cooper, was a proprietor of Cambridge in 1632, was in 
Hingham in 1637, probably in Rehobothin 1645, in Hull in 1647, and in 
Charlestown in 1658. He died in 1668. " 10 (7) 1647, The Attf: from 
Tho : Hett of Hull, Coop, late of Stockingham in Lincolnshire unto 
Ephraime Child of Watertowne. to receive all rents & arreirages of rents 
for a certaine house of his in Stockingham Leased to Henry Taylor as also 
his writeings and evidences left in the hands of Henry Searsey or any else " 
(Aspinwall's Notarial Records, p. 85). E. F.] 

The Will of Thomas Aldowse of Stradbrooke, 30 Nov. 1499. My 
body to be buried in the churchyard of all halowes of Stradbrook, and the 
people at my burial to have bread, ale, and cheese to the value of 40s. 
To the high altar of the said church 12d. To the Cathedrall Churche of 
Cryst in Norwych 8d. To the four orders of Fryers to pray for my soul 
3s. 4d. each. To every one of my godchildren to pray for my soul 4d. 
Whereas my son Robert standeth bound by an obligation to me and my 
wife in £20 for certain lands which I sold to him, he is to pay the money 
to my executors to the fulfilling of my will, they to occupy the residue of 
my lands till my debts be paid. Agnes my daughter to have Humpys and 
bralie close during her life time, and then to my son Robert. Wife Johane 
to have 40s. yearly, the chamber above the " deyse ", eight loads of wood 
wherever she dwell in the town of Stradbrooke, half the fruit of the garden, 
and six kene. To son Robert all my lands, he paying the pension before 
rehearsed during the life of Johane my wife and 3s. 4d. beside. And 
after the decease of Robert I will that John his son have the place and land 
that longeth thereto, and I will that Thomas my godson, the son of the 
said Robert, have Goodwynnes or the value thereof. The residue of goods 
and stuff of household, except such as wife Johane had before that I married 
her, to be equally divided by my executors between son Robert and daugh- 
ter Agnes. Executors : Robert Aldowes and Robert Hervy, and to either 
of them for their labor 6s. 8d. No witnesses. Proved at Horhm 3 Nov. 
1504 by the executors named. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich). 
1501-6, 164.) 

The Will of Johan Aldows of Stradbrook, 24 Apr. 1505. My body 
to be buried in the churchyard of Stradbrook. To the church of Strad- 
brook, to " saynt Annys gylds," and to Brusvred Abbey, 6s. 8d. apiece. 
To four orders of Fryers, to each 10s. To Weybred church and liteH 
Plumstede church, 13s. 4d. apiece. To daughter Agnes all my stuff and 
two heffers. The rest of my goods unbequeathed I give unto my executors. 
Willm Clerke, Vic. of Stradbrook, and Robert Harvey, and to each 3s. 4d. 
Witnesses : Robert Swan and Robert Fyrmage. Proved 2 June 1505 by 
the executors named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich). 
1501-6, 207.) 

The Will of Robt Aldowe of Stradbrook, 4 July 1507. My body to 
be buried in " the cherche yarde of all the halwyn in Stradbrook. to which 
high alter I give 12d." My wife Margarett to have my tenement in Wot- 
ton grene, with all lands that belongeth thereto, till John my son come to 
the age of twenty-one years, then he to enter all my lands and tenements, 
and if he die before that age, then son Thomas to have them when he come 
to the full age of twenty-one, and if he die before that age, then to son 

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Robert, and so on to every son till one remain, then he to have all lands. 
And I will that Thomas my son have Goodwyns according to my father's 
will or else the value thereof, when he come to the age of twenty-one 
years, and if he fortune to sell it, one of his brothers to buy it before any 
other man, if they be able. He that hath my tenement in Wotton green 
to pay every year for ten years 6s. 3d. to the poor folk in Stradbrok, and 
6s. 8d. to be " waryd in hey weye for the welth of my Fathers soule, my 
mothers sowle, my sowle, my wyfi's soull, and all my frendys sowlys." 
Wife Margaret to have my tenement Fynches during the term of her life, 
paying the purchase money that is to pay, and after her decease to son 
Robert with all the lands I bought of my father, and bredche [sic] close 
after the decease of Agnes Furmage my sister, he paying to his two sisters, 
if they live, when he enters, 10 marks, and everj- year 20s. until the sum 
be paid, and if one of them die, then George my son, if he be living, to have 
her part, and if son Robert die, then George to have his part and 10 marks 
of him that hath the place in Wotton grene. My wife to have all my 
moveables, both corn, cattel, and household stuff, giving to every child 
when they are married two kine ; household stuff after her decease to be 
evenly " departed " among my children. Wife to take and to pay all debts, 
and all residue of goods to my executors, whom I make my wife and Rob? 
Hervy of Stradbrook, they to dispose it to the most pleasure of god for the 
helthe of my soul and all my frendys soulys. No witnesses. Proved at 
Bedyngfeld 23 Nov. 1507, and commission issued to the widow Magaret 
and John Hervy, executors named in the will, and to John Aldowes, son 
of the deceased. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 1507-36, 15-16). 

The Will of Thomas Aldows, the elder, of Fresingfelde in the County 
of Suffolk and Diocese of Norwich, yeoman, " for as much as I am now 
fallen into age," etc., 1 Apr. 1566. My body to be buried in the parish 
church of Fresingfelde or in the churchyard there. To wife Agnes all my 
tenement that I now dwell in with the appurtenances and all lands freehold, 
charterhold, and indenture hold as customary, and copyhold in Fresingfelde 
now occupied by me with my said tenement, except a certain close of 14 
acres called Wakelynd, during her widowhood, upon condition that she 
bring up, nourish, and keep all my children now in nonage with meat, 
drink, clothes, and other things necessary till they accomplish their ages of 
twenty years. If she die or be married before such children as are in 
nonage come to the age of sixteen, then eldest son James to keep such 
children until they come to the age of sixteen, he to have my lands and 
pay to wife Agnes £6 13s. 4d. a year in satisfaction of her dowry [with 
penalty for failure to pay]. On death or re-marriage of wife reversion of 
above mentioned tenements and lands to son James, and if he die without 
male issue, then to son Thomas, he to pay to each of the daughters of said 
James £20 ; if said Thomas die without male issue, then to son William, 
he to pay any sums unpaid due to the daughters of James ; if he die with- 
out male issue, then to son Francis on like condition. To son James and 
his heirs a close in Fresingfelde lying in two pieces containing four and a 
half acres holden by indenture of Nicholas Barbor, the said James to pay 
to my son William £20 [with penalty for failure to pay]. To son James 
lands called Wakelvns, containing 14 acres in Fresingfelde, which I lately 
purchased of Richard Barbor, he to permit its use to wife Agnes during 
the time assigned. All lands and tenements, both freehold and copyhold 
in Wingefelde and Sileham, Co. Suffolk, to son Thomas and his heirs, he 

242 Genealogical Research in England r JuIy 

to deliver to the use of Francis my son, and his heirs forever, at the age of 
twenty-one, a good and lawful surrender of all my lands and tenements 
1 vine in Stradbrooke [with penalty for non-fulfilment] . To son Francis 
all lands and tenements called Talboot, a close containing 4 acres, and one 
wood and a meadow adjoining called pristes containing 9 acres, at the age 
of twenty-one. To godson Thomas Aldows, son of Richarde Aldows of 
Wingfelde, 20s. ; to his other son George, and to his daughter France;. 20s. 
apiece. To my daughters Anne, Margaret, and Johane. to each £30. two 
milch kine, and a pair of sheets at day of marriage or ige of twenty-one. 
If any die before said age reversion to the survivor. To son Thomas cer- 
tain timber and all my part in a lease of Wakelyns which I have together 
with "William Aldows of Wittingham, belonging to the manor of Wirring- 
ham. To Thomas. Roberte, James, Agnes, and Marye Aldows. children 
of son James, 20s. each at twenty-one. To servants Richard Calver and_ 
Elizabeth Girling. To every one of my godchildren unnamed 20d. each 
To the poor people of Fresingfelde 13s. 4d. To the poor people of Wing 
felde and Pulham magdalen, 5s. to each town. The residue of all goods 
moveable and unmoveable, half to wife and half to sons William, Thomas, 
and Francis, to the two latter at twenty-one. If either of these two die 
reversion to the survivor ; if both die reversion to my daughters, equally 
divided. Executors : wife Agnes and son James. Supervisor : brother-in- 
law Nicholas Barbor. Witnesses : Nicholas Barbor, James Wollnoughe, 
Richarde Alldows, and John Lawsell, with others. Proved at Home, 28 
Sept. 1569, by the executors named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk 
(Ipswich), 1569-71, f. 59.) 

The Will of Robert Aldus thelder of Fresingfelde in the dyocs of 
Korwitcht, 4 Apr. 1558. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Fres- 
ingfelde. To wife Elisabethe all lands and tenements boch free and bond, 
except only my tenement with lands belonging thereunto called Gorhms, 
and all my household stuff, milche keene, horses, corn, an*i other moveables 
for three years, " keeping therwithe hospitalitye and sufferinge my sonnes 
suche as be singlemen [later named as William, John, and Robert] to haue 
the newe chamber in the bowse wherin I nowe dwell during the tvme that 
thev be single and vnmaryed." After the said term she to have for life 
the parlor and the chamber over it, the " Browerne "' with the cellar over 
the same, the easement of the chimney in the old hall and of the oven in 
the backhouse when she will, fruit growing on lands given to son William, 
pasture and " wynter meate " for four kine, etc. To son William, his heirs 
and assigns forever, my tenement wherein I now dwell called Bourney, 
and lands belonging- thereto both free and bond, and a horse mill with the 
stones and appurtenances, and after wife's decease the rooms given her for 
life. Also at the end of the said term my close called Bardenes in Freshing- 
feld and all my tenements, sometimes builded, called Cotwyns with the lands 
thereto belonging in Freshingfield, except two parcels hereafter given 
to my other son. " I will and geue to Thomas my sonne his heyres and 
assigneis foreuer Imedyatlyee after my decease all that my Tenement called 
Gorhms w th all the lands belongynge thereto lying in wctinghm." Also 
at the end of the said term of three years the greater part of my close 
called Bellysuale Closse as it is divided with an hedge lying next unto 
Gockis Close. To son John, his heirs or assigns forever, at the end of the 
said term, my meadow called Chippenhale grene meadow with the appur- 
tenances, containing two acres, and the two garden plocs next adjoining 

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being parcel of said tenement Cotwyn before excepted, and mv meadow 
containing half an acre as it lyeth next the meadow of my brother Thomas 
the elder, called Brydge meadowe, also my close lying next the old parke 
containing five acres, all my part of wood called Bellisuale wood, containing 
20 acres, together with the " sponge " lying up to Bellisuale Closse, lying 
next to the pightels of John Owles, adjoining the part given to my son 
Thomas. To son Robert, his heirs and assigns forever, at the end of the 
said term, my close called Carlowe with the appurtenances, my close with. 
appurtenances called Didrocke fylde, with a little meadow adjoining called 
grenes meadow, containing one acre, being part of the tenement Cotwyns 
before excepted, and one-half an acre of land called Wallys slade. and one 
acre lying in the park close of Fresingfeld between the lands of Willm 
Toppisfelde, Gent., and Thomas Gowynge. My son William, after the 
term of three years, to pay to my wife Elisabethe during her life a yearly 
rent of 33s. 4d., son John a yearly rent of 20s., and son Robert a yearly 
rent of 13s. 4d. [with penalty for failure to pay]. To daughter Alice 20 
marks at the day of her marriage or age of thirty years, whichever shall 
happen first. At the end of three years certain cattle and horses to wife, 
daughter Alice, and sons Robert, William, and John. Wife to have said 
lands only on condition that she " do not labour traveyle go or ryde out of 
the said town of Fresingfelde." To daughters Agnes Burbor and Johan 
Foxe 4 marks apiece. To wife all her apparel, jewels, and ornaments be- 
longing to her body and at the end of three years half the household goods, 
the other half to children William, John, Robert, and Alice. Residue of 
goods, cattle, money, plate, corn, and moveables to my executors, whom I 
ordain my sons William and John, and my wife. Witnesses : Willm Foxe, 
Robert Barbor, Andrewe Todde, and others. Proved at Horhm 13 Dec 
1560 by sons John and William, executors named in the will, power being 
reserved for the other executor. At Ipswich, 30 April 1567, a commission 
issued to Elizabeth the relict and one of the executors named in the will. 
(Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 1560-64, f. 21.) 

The Will of Elizabeth Aldowes, wedowe, of Fresingfelde in the 
County of Suffolk within the Diocese of Norwich, 4 Apr. 1566. My body 
to be buried in the church of Fresingfelde. To sons Willm and Thomas 
£7 and a cow apiece, furniture, and kitchen and farming utensils. To son 
John £8 which he oweth unto me, a cow, furniture, and kitchen and farm- 
ing utensils, etc. To son Roberte £12, a cow, furniture, and kitchen and 
farming utensils, etc. To daughter Johan £3 and a cow. To Elizabeth 
Aldowes, my goddaughter and belchild, a cow and my coral beads. To 
Frances Aldowes and John Aldowes, my belchildren, to each of them 5s. 
To father Baker and father Indye 1 2d. apiece. To Roberte Warms and 
Roberte Krispe 12d. apiece. The residue of my goods unbequeathed to be 
at the disposition of my executors, my sons Thomas and Roberte. Wit- 
nesses : Richard Aldowes, Nicholas Pottell, Thomas Gowym. and others 
by me, Rychard Aldowes. Proved 11 Apr. 1576 by the executors named 
in the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswsch), 1501-6, f. 164.) 

The Will of John Aldowes of Wittingham in Fressingfield in the 
County of Suffolk, 10 Sept. 1595. To my brother Thomas Aldowes the 
profits of a tenement called Laurences, late in the tenure of the said Thomas, 
with lands, meadows, etc., both freehold and copyhold, and two closes 
called the Lodge Closes containing 14 acres, the Park Close containing 4 
acres, and Wakelings pightle containing 2 acres, and Chepenhall meadow 

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■with the garden and a little meadow called Bunes meadow containing hali 
an acre. To Frauncis Aldous, son of the said Thomas my brother, and to 
Sarah now his wife, and the longer liver of them and the heirs of the said 
Frauncis, said tenement called Laurences (except Chepenhall meadow with 
the garden and common to the same belonging) on my death, vieldinc 
profits of the same for two years to my said brother Thomas, on condition 
that the said Frauncis pay within one year after my death to the church- 
wardens of Fressingfield and Metfield, to each town £3 6s. 8d. to be dis- 
tributed among the poor of the said parishes, and also to Elizabeth Gooche 
and Finett Smythe, sisters of the said Sara. 40s. apiece within two years 
after my death, and unto the said Elizabeth 20 marks within ten years after 
my decease, and also pay to John Smythe, son of the said Finett, at the age 
of twenty years the sum of £6 13s. 4d., and if the said John die under age, 
reverson to his brother Nicholas Smythe at the age of twenty. To Frauncis 
Aldous, son of the aforesaid Frauncis, a meadow called Chepenhall meadow 
at the age of twenty-one, and my brother Thomas Aldous to hold the same 
for his use until his said age. And if the said Frauncis die under age, 
Frauncis his father to have it. To Afra Gooche, daughter of Erne my 
late wife, my little tenement called Hunts for the term of her life, and after 
her death to Robert Aldous, son of my brother Robert Aldous. To the 
said Robert, son of my brother Robert, my tenement called Barbers with 
all the lands belonging to the same, he paying to Elizabeth his sister 20 
marks, to my brother Robert his father £4, and to his brother John, son of 
my said brother Robert, £30 at the age of twenty-four. To John Aldous, 
my nephew and godson, 40s. at the age of twelve. To the children of 
Frauncis Aldous, Nicholas Gooche, Thomas Gooche, James Gooche, and 
John Smythe, and to the child of "William Fiske, 30s. each at the age of 
fourteen. The said James Gooche and Afra Gooche his sister the profits 
erf my tenements and lands called Gooches, Semans, Dowses, and Martins 
meadowe (except two closes called Lodge Closes) for one year after my 
decease, and then to go to Nicholas Gooche, Thomas Gooche, and James 
Gooche on condition that they pay any moneys unpaid at my death men- 
tioned in a pah- of indentures made between Robert Gooch their father, 
deceased, and me, the said John Aldows, to persons named in the said in- 
dentures ; if the said Nicholas, Thomas, or James make default, then the 
same to go to their sister Afra Gooch on the same conditions. Simon Chil- 
drens to occupy my tenement and lands in Linstead in his tenure for one 
year rent free, and I bequeath said tenement and lands to John Aldous, son 
of my brother Thomas Aldous, he paying to his sister Anne Aldous £13 Ss. 
8<L. and to his sister Elizabeth Ketle £4. To James Barbar of Warners 
and William Braham of Elmeham, 40s. apiece. To Ann, daughter of 
Edwarde Thompson of Harleston, 10s. To Jane and Ellen, the two daugh- 
ters of Bartholomew Stiles, clerk, 10s. each. To Afra Gooch a dozen 
silver spoons. To my nephew Mr. John Braham a " starr ryll." To 
brother Thomas Aldous wearing apparel. To every child that I have 
answered for as a witness of their baptism 20d. To servant John Smythe 
40s. To Nicholas Gooche, Thomas Gooche, James Gooche. Finett Smythe, 
and Afra Gooche all my moveable goods, implements, utensils, corn, cartel, 
plate, jewels, monev, etc., unbequeathed, on condition that thev pay their 
sister Elizabeth Gooch 40s. To Mr. William Hall and Mr. William Gold- 
inge. preachers, each 40s.. and Mr. Swett and Mr. Rawlie, ministers, each 10s. 
To Frauncis Aldows, son of my brother Thomas, my tenement in Harleston. 
and if my brother Thomas will not do all necessary acts to assure the same 

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unto him, then the said Thomas to have no benefit under this will, and the 
said Frauncis to have all bequeathed to<the said Thomas. The said Thomas 
Gooch and James Gooch to be executors, and if they refuse then my brother 
Thomas to be executor. Bartholomew Stiles, clerk, to be supervisor, and 
he to have 40s. and his charges. To John Gooche and George Gooche 
10s. each, and to James Stiies 5s. to be paid by my brothers' sons, Fraun- 
cis Aldous and Robert Aldous, out of the tenements and lands bequeathed 
to them. To every poor household in this parish 12d. To the poor at 
my burial bread, cheese, and beer, and to the poor of other towns that shall 
be there some relief in money. [Signed] John Aldows. Witnesses: 
Bartilmew Styles, Thomas Aldows, and James Stiles. Proved at Norwich 
16 Nov. 1596 by Thomas Gooche and James Gooche, the executors named 
in the will. (Consistory of Norwich, 1596, f. 202.) 

The Will of Robert Aldhouse thelder of Freesingfield in the County 
of Suffolk, yeoman, 7 Dec. 19 James I [1624]. My daughter Elizabeth 
Aldhouse to be executrix. To Francis Aldhouse the elder, my kinsman, 
20s. To the children of Robert Aldhowse, my son deceased, viz. his eldest 
daughter Grace Aldhouse, second daughter Alice Aldhouse, third daughter 
Clemence Aldhouse, and to his eldest son Robert Aldhouse, second son 
William Aldhouse, and third son John Aldhouse, 10s. apiece, all at twenty- 
one. If any die before that age, reversion to the rest. [Signed] Robert 
Aldhouse. Witnesses : Samuell Aldous, Fr. Aldhowse, signum. Proved 
at Stradbrook 26 Apr. 1 625 by Elizabeth Aldhouse, the executrix named 
in the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 1625, No. 4.) 

The Will of John Aldus of Fresingfield in the County of Suffolk and 
Diocese of Norwich, yeoman, 12 Apr. 1610. My body to be buried in the 
churchvard of Fresingfield. To Ro : Aldus, my good and natural father, 
£11. "To sister Elizabethe £20. To brother Robert £4. To Grace, 
daughter of brother Robert, £5 at twenty-one. To Alice, daughter of 
brother Robert, £4 at twenty-one. To Thomas Fiske, son of Thomas 
Fiske, 10s., which is already in the hands of the said Thomas. My debts 
and money to my executor towards the paying of charges of burial, and all 
other goods to my father. Brother Robert Aldus sole executor, giving 
bond : if he refuse, then my father to be executor. [Signed] The mke of 
John Aldus. Witnesses : John Rawlins, Richard Aldowse, and Thomas 
Fiske. Proved 16 Apr. 1610 by Robert Aldus, the executor named in 
the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 1610, f. 303.) 

The Will of Francis Aldous of Toftmonks in the County of Norfolk, 
yeoman, 7 Oct. 1625. My wife Mary to have the best parlour in my 
house in Fressingfield, wherein my son Nathan now dwelleth, during her 
natural life. " I give unto my sonne Nathan Aldous three parts of my 
meadow called Launces meddow And also one little Pightell thereunto 
Adjoynenge being pasture all coppiehold and lying in the parish of Fres- 
singfeild to him and his heirs forever, yeildinge and payinge unto his 
mother yearely and everie yeare the some of sixe pounds." Whereas I 
have heretofore by deed given to my two sons John Aldous and Nathan 
Aldous my free lands in Fressingfield, they are to pay £100 as follows : to 
my daughter-in-law Elizabeth Aldous, widow, £40, and to my three grand- 
children Mary Aldous, Eldous [sic~\, and Annis Aldous, the daughters of 
Nathaniell Aldous, deceased, and Elizabeth his wife, £20 each at the age 
of twenty years. To my daughter-in-law Elizabeth Aldous £4. To my 

246 Genealogical Research in England [July 

son John Aldous one-quarter of my copyhold meadow called Lances, on 
condition that he join with his brother Nathan in paying £6 to his mother 
and in the £100 before specified. To son John the livery bedstead, fur- 
nished, the great brass pot now at his brother's in Fressingfield, a cheese 
press, etc., aDd a chest that was my daughter Annes. To wife M^ry mv 
black mare, a cow, a brass pot, etc. My two grandchildren Mary Anlrewes 
and Fraunces Andrewes, daughters of Robert Andrewes. deceased. £5 each 
at the age of twenty. To grandchild Thomas Cannell [fie] 20s. at the 
age of twenty. To Mary Aldous, daughter of Nathan Aldoos, my son, 40s. 
at the age of twenty. To my son Nathan my " Greate ctipboarde " stand- 
inge in the hall at Fressingfield, and a chest there, on the death of his 
mother, also a long table. To servant Elizabeth Barker 40 [s;'c]. All the 
residue to my wife Mary. My sons John and Nathan to be executors, and 
" to perform all these duties in truste reposed unto then in the feare of 
god and care of conscience, and they to live in mutuall Love & Anitie as 
becometh brothers." [Signed] Francis Aldous X. Witnesses : Godfrey 
Pendleton and Edw: Barwick. Proved 5 Nov. 1625 at Beccles by the 
executors named. (Consistory of Norwich, 1625, f. 261.) 

The Will of John Aldus of Mendham in the County of Suffolk, yeo- 
man, 29 July 1639. To Margarett my now wife and her assigns the use 
and occupation of this house with the appurtenances, where I now dwelL 
with all the lands thereto belonging during her natural life, and after her 
decease to descend to the use and occupation of John Fiske and Elizabeth 
his wife during their natural lives, and after the decease of the longest liver 
of them to the right heirs of the said Elizabeth. " Item I doe give and 
bequeath vnto Nathan Aldus my brother and his heires the some of Three- 
score pounds of lawfull money of England to be paied by myne executrix 
into the hande of my kindesman Eliazer Duncken w^in Three Teares next 
after my deceas To and for the vse & benefitt of the said Nathan Aldus 
and his heires So as he the said Elizaer Dunken Doe give a sufficient 
dischardge in writinge vnder his hand & seale vnto myne Executrix for 
the same, And further I will accordinge to my trust reposed in my said 
kindesman Elizaer Dunkon that the same some of Threescore pounds be by 
the next safe opptunity transported over sea vnto the said Nathan and his 
heires," the said Eliezer to give a receipt in writing for the said sum and 
the receipt in writing which he shall of any persons take shall remain to 
him and be a sufficient discharge in law against any person or persons 
claiming any legacy in the name of the said Nathan Aldus or his heires. 
To kinswoman Marye Aldus, one of the daughters o: my brother Nathaniell, 
deceased, 40s. yearly for life. To Elizabeth, wife of John Fiske, after the 
death of wife Margarett, £5 a year for life, and a bed. To my sister 
Cannon and her children Mary, Frances, Thomas, and Margaret, £100 to 
be equally divided, to be paid after the death of my wife [with penalty for 
failure to pay]. If any of these five legatees die before day of payment, 
reversion to the survivors. To Ann Aldus, sister of the said Elizabeth 
Fiske, £20 to be paid by the said John and Elizabeth after wife's decease. 
My wife executrix, she to enter into a bond of £50'."' to my friends Elizaer 
Dunkon and John Bedwall. If she fail to do so, the said ■' ohn Fiske to 
be executor. To Mr. Fenn, minis ter of Mendham. 40s. To kinswoman 
Elizabeth Dunkon and her daughter 5s. a piece. To the wife of Mr. John 
Bedwall 5s. To the poor of Mendham 5s. To the poor of Harleston and 
Needham 10s. a town. To kinsman Elizaer D unk on, whom I make surer- 

1910] Genealogical Research in England 247 

visor, 40s. for his pains. Residue of moveable goods to wife towards my 
debts and funeral expenses. [Signed] The marke of John Aldus. Wit- 
nesses : Eliazer Dunkon and J no . Bedwalle. Codicil dated 18 Dec- 1G39. 
To John Fiske, my wives brother (now inhabiting with me). 2 milch kine, 
a brass caldron, and my down bed with appurtenances. [Signed] Signum 
John Aldus. Witnesses : Richar Vttinge, mark, and Tho : Vttinge. Proved 
at Beccles 15 Feb. 1639 by Margaret, the relict and executrix named in 
the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 1639, file 2, No. 1, original 

[The foregoing wills of the Aldus family of County Suffolk, selected from 
extensive gleanings on that family, show the following pedigree for Nathan* 
Aldus, or Aldis, who emigrated to New England and settled at Dedham, 
Mass. : 

1. Thomas 1 Aldus of Stradbrook, 2 born about 1440, the testator of 
1499 ; had wife Johan, the testatrix of 1505. 
Children : 

2. i. Robert, 2 b. abt. 1470. 

ii. Agnes, m. Robert Firmage. 

2. Robert 2 Aldus {Thomas 1 ) of Stradbrook, born about 1470, the tes- 

tator of 1507 ; had wife Margaret. 
Children : 

i. John, 3 b. abt. 1495. 

ii. Thomas of Fressingfleld, the testator of 1566. 

3. iii. Robert, b. abt. 1500. 
iv. George. 


3. Robert 8 Aldus {Robert* Thomas 1 ) of Fressingfleld, born about 1500, 

the testator of 1558 ; had wife Elizabeth, the testatrix of 1566. 

i. William, 4 b. abt. 1530. 

ii. Agnes, m. Robert (?) Barber. 

4. iii. Thomas, b. abt. 1535. 

iv. Joane, m. WnxiAM ( ?) Fox. 
v. John, the testator of 1595. 
vi. Alice. 

vii. Robert, the testator of 1624; had John* the testator of 1610. who 
d. without issue, Sober t, and Elizabeth. 

4. Thomas 4 Aldus {Robert, 3 Robert, 2 Thomas 1 ), born about 1535, was 

living in 1595, as shown by the will of his brother John, which also 
gives his 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 5 b. abt. 1560 ; m. Ketle. 

5. ii. Francis. 
iii. John. 
iv. Ann. 

5. Fraxcis 5 Aldus ( Tkomas,* Robert, 9 Robert, 2 TYtomas 1 ) of Fressing- 

fleld, born about 1565, the testator of 1625 ; had a wife Sarah in 
1595 (probably mother of all his children), and a second wife, Mart. 
in 1625. 

5 Stradbrook and Fressingfleld are adjoining parishes. 

24£ Thomas Copley of Suffield, Conn. [Jnlj 

Children : 

i. Francis, 6 probably d. young. 

ii. Nathaniel, b. abt. 15£^j ; d. bef. 1625, leaving widow Elizabeth 
and children Mary, 7 An>Us. and Eldous (sic; probably the Eliza- 
beth who m. John Fiske). 

iii. -John", the testator of 1639. 

iv. Xathax, b. probably abt. 1595 ; ct-ne to New England abt. 163f with 
wife Mart, son John. 7 and dan. Mary, and settled at Dc-dham. 

v. A>">~e, m. (1) Robert Asdrewes. who d. before 1*35, leaving chil- 
dren Frances and Mary, m. (2; Thomas C.&55ELL, or Cannon, 
and had children Thomas and Margaret. 

E. F.] 


By Locis Marincs Dswet, of Westfield, Mass. 

1. Thomas 1 Coplet 1 was of Springfield at the time of his marriage in 
1672 : subsequent to which he lived at Westfield, Mass., until about 1679, 
when he settled at Suffield, now in Connecticut but then in Massachusetts. 
At Suffield he was highway surveyor in 1681 and 1689, ar_i constable in 
1688. Thomas Copley, John Burleson, William Holleday. and James 
Lawton of Suffield were sent to keep garrison at Deerfield. 12 Apr. 1697. 
"Old Thomas Copley" died at Northampton. Mass., 29 Nov. 171-3. 

He married first at Westfield, 15 Nov. 1672, Ruth Denslow, born 19 
Sept. 1653, died 5 Oct. 1692, daughter of Henry, the first settler at Wind- 
sor Locks. Conn. ; secondlv, 25 Slav 1693, widow Rcth Tatloh. who 
died 3 Nov. 1724. 

Children : 

i. Matthew, 2 b. 11 Nov. 1673 (?) ; d. 28 May, 1673 (?). 

2. ii. Thomas, b. at Westfield. 25 July 1675 or 6. 

3. iii. Mathew, b. at Suffield. 14 Apr." 1679. 

4. iv. Samxxl, b. 20 Sept. 1&S2. 

2. Thomas 5 Coplet {Thomas 1 ), born at Westfield, Mass., 23 July 

1675 or 6, died 30 Aug. 1751. aged 75, according to his gravestone 
a: Suffield, where he lived. His will, dated 19 Aug. 1751. and 
signed with a mark, mentions son Ebenezer, grandson Tnomas Cop- 
ley, and daughter Mary Copley, who was perhaps the Mary Copley 
whose inventory was taken at Wethersfield, Conn., 17 Dec. 1775. 
Division of his estate was male 5 Mar. 1754. 

He married, 24 Oct. 1717. Mart Marshall, who died 15 Aug. 
1751, aged 72, according to her gravestone at Suffield. 


5. i. Thomas. 3 b. 9 Jan. 1718-19. 
ii. Mart. b. 6 Oct. 1720. 

6. iii. Ebenezer, b. 22 Feb. 1722-3. 

"He w&s :'r.e son of widow Elizabeth Copley, who married at Windsor. Conn.. Na- 
thaniel Pbeics. They moved to Northampton, Mass., in a few years, where her daugh- 
ter Eliza., r".- Copley m. (1) 26 Jan. 1664—5, Praisever Turner; 'm. (2) in "_?'76, Simce". 
Langton : :.-. . (3) E>avid Alexander. A Mary Copsey (perhaps Copley. And another 
daughter ::' widow Elizabeth) m. at Springrlild, Mass., 30 Oct. 1656, Hugi Dudley. 

1910] Thomas Copley of Suffield, Conn. 249 

3. Mathew 8 Coplet {Thomas 1 ), born at Suffield, 14 Apr. 1679, there 

lived, and died 18 Feb. 1763. 

He married, 20 Feb. 1701-2, Hannah Huxlet. 
Children : 

i. Nathaniel, 3 b. 25 Nov. 1702. Suffield records give a Nathaniel m. 
in 1704 (?) to a Hannah Huxley. Farmington, Conn., records 
give a Nathaniel Copley m. 27 Jan. 1761 to Abigail Norton. 

7. ii. Mathew, b. 8 Mar. 1703^4. 

iii. Thomas, b. 27 July 1706; d. 9 Sept. 1706. 

Iv. Hannah, b. 8 Nov. 1707; m. 12 June 1734, William Spencer. 

v. Thomas, b. 19 Oct. 1710. 

vi. Moses, b. 28 Dec. 1712. 

vii. Noah, b. 12 Feb. 1713-14 ; d. same month. 

viii. Sarah, b. 19 Aug. 1715 : had a son Joel Copley, bv Samuel Smith, b. 

27 Aug. 1737. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. 16 Feb. 1718-19. 

8. x. Noah. b. 28 Nov. 1721. 

4. Samuel 2 Coplet {Thomas 1 ), born at Suffield 20 Sept. 1682, where 

lie was constable in 1715. 

He married, 4 Feb. 1713-14, Abigail Kent, born at Suffield 
28 Sept. 1690, daughter of John and Abigail (Dudley). 

Children : 

L Samuel, 8 b. 16 Jan. 1715-16. 

ii. Daniel, b. 13 July 1718 ; m. in 1744-5. Mary Wright of Long Is- 
land, N. Y. 
iii. Abigail, b. 26 Apr. 1723. 
ix. Elisha, b. 26 Aug. 1728. 

5. Thomas 3 Coplet ( Thomas, 9 Thomas 1 ), called 2d, born at Suffield, 9 

Jan. 1718-19, was drowned 15 Apr. 1744, aged 25, at Hartford ac- 
cording to one account He married at Suffield, 22 Dec. 1742, Je- 
mima Barker. 

9. L Thomas, 4 b. 28 Dec. 1743. 

6. Ebenezer 3 Coplet {Thomas, 3 Thomas 1 ), born at Suffield 22 Feb. 

1722-3, lived there and died in 1783. 

Abigail Copley and Joseph Kent were appointed administrators 
of his estate 24 July 1783, and an inventory, taken 12 Sept. 1783, 
showed a value of £478 l#s. The will of Abigail Copley, widow 
of Ebenezer, dated 14 Mar. 1799, mentions grandchildren Abigail, 
Tripheny, Mary, Joseph, and Cynthia Kent ; and grand-daughters 
Rebecca and Ruth Chaplin (probably children of daughter Ruth). 
He married, about 1753, Abigail Rising, born at Suffield 3l 
Aug 173-, daughter of Jonathan and Abigail (Bodurtha). (See 
Register, vol. 63. p. 335.) 

Children : 
i. Abigail. 4 b. 24 Feb. 1754. 

ii. Ruth, b. 4 May 1757. Perhaps she m. Chaplin. 

iiL. Tryphena, b. 16 May 1760; d. 12 July 1798; m 2 Apr. 1783, Joseph 
Kkxt. Jr., and had* five children, b. at Suflield. 

7. Mathew 3 Coplet (Mathew, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at Suffield, S Mar, 

1703-4, there died 8 Feb. 1783. 

He married, 23 Apr. 1736, Rebecca Owen. 
Children : 
i. Rebecca, 4 b. 23 Jan. 1737— S ; m. 19 Jan. 1758, James Hallipay. 

250 Thomas Copley of Suffield, Conn. [July 

ii. Ann, b. 30 June 1739 : d. 15 Apr. 1*34 ; had a son Walter Pynchon, 
by Walter Pynchon, b. 7 Apr. 1770. 

8. No\h 8 Coplet (Malheic? Thomas 1 ), born 28 Nov. 1721, was of 

Suffield 11 Apr. 1777. when he deeded land in West Suffield to 
Amos Remington, and of Westfield 12 June 1778, when he deeded 
land to Joseph Hastings. On 19 Mar. 1783, Noah Copley of 
Westfield deeded to Benjamin Copley, yeoman, land on the east 
side of East Mountain. This land is now in the northwest part of 
Feeding Hills, b town of Agawam, having been a part of Westfield 
until 3 Mar. 1802. On 6 July 1784 Noah Copley deeded to Joseph 
Copley of West Springfield, blacksmith, his "farm in Westfield, 
house, barn and blacksmith shop, on the east side of East Moun- 
tain." On 3 Mar. 1790 he deeded to the First Baptist Church and 
congregation of Westfield one-quarter of a grist mill on Two-mile 

Noah Copley appears as a private in Capt. David Moseley's com- 
pany from Westfield in the Revolution, and is described as 55 years 
old, height 5 feet 9' inches, black hair, and as having enlisted for 
nine months on 5 Apr. 1779. He probably had the following chil- 
dren : 

i. Benjamin, 4 m. at Feeding Hills, 1 Jan. 1787, Hannah (Loomis) 
Kjdllam, dau. of Jonathan and Hannah (Selden) and widow of 
John, b. probably at Feeding HilU 19 Apr. 1752. 
10. ii. Mathew, b. abt. 1755. 

iii. Joseph, a blacksmith at Feeding Hills and West Springfield. 

iv. Thaddeus, who appears in Capt. Preserved Leonard's company, Col. 
Elisha Porter's Hampshire County regiment, from 28 July to 2 Sept. 
1779, in service at New London. 

v. Hannah, m. at Westfield, 26 Sept. 1780, Noah Dewet, Jk., who lived 
in the present northwest part of Feeding Hills. On 5 Feb. 1799 
he was appointed guardian of James Copley of West Springfield, 
aged 14, heir of Joseph Copley of Westfield (now Feeding Hills), 
deceased (Hampshire Co. Probate Records, vol. 20, p. 268). 

vi. William, of Westfield ; enlisted for nine months, 16 June 1778, in 
Capt. David Moseley's company, Col. John Moseley's regiment, 
age 16 yrs., height 5 ft. 8 in., light complexion, and brown hair. 

9. Thomas 4 Copley (Thomas,* Thomas,* Thomas 1 ) was born at Suffield 

28 Dec. 1743, where he lived until about 1774, when he appeared at 
Granby, Conn. He died at North Granby 4 Jan. 1797. 

He married first, 17 July 1765, Phexix Lane, born 3 Jan. 
1740-1, died 17 Feb. 1773, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Adams) ; and secondly at Granby, Conn., 11 July 1774, Mart 
Holcomb, born at Simsbury, Conn., 6 Apr. 1749, daughter of 
John and Mary (Kent) of Suffield. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Mary,* b. 21 Feb. 1766. 

ii. Anne, b. 3 Mar. 1768. 

iii. Lucy, b. 14 Jan. 1771 ; d. 23 Feb. 1771. 

b The present parish of Feeding Hills was a par: of Springfield until 23 Feb. 1774, 
when West Springfield was incorporated as a town ; then a part of West Springfield 
until 17 May 1855, when Agawam was made a town. The northwest corner of Feeding 
Hills, consisting of a strip of land about three-quarters of a mile wide, running from 
Westfield Rirer south to an eastern extension of the present southern boundary of 
Westfield and Southwick, was described as "The Lots on the East Side of East 
Mountain " in Westfield records. Feeding Hills is bounded on the south by Suffield, 
and on the west by Westfield and Soathwick. 

1910] Thomas Copley of Suffield, Conn. 251 

Children by second wife, born at Granby : 

iv. Thomas, b. 11 Apr. 1775 ; d. 3 Mar. 1782. 

v. Oliver, b. 27 Dec. 1776. 

vi. Bildad, b. 22 Jan. 1778 ; d. 5 Mar. 1782. 

vii. Belende (twin),b. 1 Oct. 1780. 

viil. Lucende (twin), b. 1 Oct. 1780. 

ix. Thomas, b. 26 Sept. 1782. 

x. Bildad, b. 1 Apr. 1786. 

xi. Ebenezer, b. 19 Dec. 1787. 

xii. Alexander, b. 22 Nov. 1790. 

10. Mathew 4 Copley (Noah, 8 Mathew, 2 Thomas 1 ), born about 1755, 

died after 1833. He lived in that part of West Springfield now 
Feeding Hills, town of Agawam. He was a Revolutionary soldier 
at Ticonderoga, 25 Dec. 1776, to 3 Apr. 1777, and also served in 
the North, 9 Aug. to 22 Oct. 1780. 

He married first (intention recorded at West Springfield 5 May 
1779) Caroline Kent ; and secondly, 13 Mar. 1794, Kezia Ells- 
worth, born at Windsor, Conn., 1 Oct. 1766, died at Westfield, 
Mass., — June 1839, daughter of Gustavus and Kezia (Leonard) 
of West Springfield. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Phebe, 5 b. abt. 1785 ; m. at Suffield, 30 Nov. 1809, Aaron Smith, 
who d. at Feeding Hills 19 Dec. 1857, aged 76. Their dau. Har- 
riet Mary Elizabeth, b. 13 Oct. 1810, m. Fosset. 

ii. Elizabeth, d. of consumption, aged abt. 20 yrs. 

Children by second wife : 
ill. Elihu. 
11. iv. Hiram, b. 27 May 1799. 
12- v. Lester, b. 8 Jan. 1807. 

11. Hiram 6 Copley (Mathew* Noah,* Mathew, 2 Thomas 1 ), born at Feed- 

ing Hills, Agawam, 27 May 1799, died at Southwick, Mass., 6 Mar. 
1865, where he was a farmer, having previously lived at West 
Suffield, Conn., Feeding Hills and Westfield, Mass. 

He married at West Suffield, 2 Mar. 1819, Ltjcy Smith, bom 
at Hartland, Conn., 1 Apr. 1801, died at Westfield 13 Jan. 1860, 
daughter of Russell and Lucy (Gates). 

Children : 

i. Lydia Eveline, 8 b. at West Suffield 12 Feb. 1820 ; d. at Spencer- 
town, N. Y., 27 May 1850; m. at Canaan, Conn., 14 Sept. 1846, 
Joseph Denslow ; lived at Tyringham, Mass. ; had children Lewis 
and Alma. 

ii. Henry Lorenzo, b. 21 Jan. 1822; d. at Cairo, 111., 1861; a Union 
soldier; m. at Hartford, Conn., 8 Oct. 1846, Esther A. Loomis, 
dau. of Thomas and Sally; had children: 1. Jasper, 1 of Bridge- 
port, Conn., in 1904. 2. Frank, who was travelling in Ireland 
when last heard from. 3. Fred, d. at New Haven. Conn. ; m. 
Gaisy Barns, and had Fred, 8 of New Haven. 

iii. Lovica Margaret, b. 9 Jan. 1824 ; d. at Roseland, Fla. ; m. at Eliza- 
bethtown, N. J., 27 Apr. 1848, George Peters, who was an oil- 
cloth printer, and d. at Roseland. They had at Efizabethtown : 
1. Jennie. 2. George. 3. Stephen. 4. Minnie. 

iv. Lewis Davis, b. at Feeding Hills 28 Mar. 1826 ; killed at Spencer- 
town, N. Y., by the bursting of a cannon 4 July, abt. 1852. 

v. Humphrey Elthu, b. at Southwick 30 Apr. 1828 ; m. at Waterbury, 
Conn., Rebecca Forest, English by birth; had William Watch'- at 
Waterbury, Conn. 

vi. Nelson Smith, b. 8 May 1830 ; a sea-captain ; was lost on a voyage 

from China; m. at East Chatham, N. Y., 11 Oct. 1854. '. 

vol. lxiv. 18 

252 Emigrants to America from Liverpool [July 

vii. Jane Elizabeth, b. at Southwick 19 Sept. 1833 ; living at Westfleld 
in 1909, widow of Moses Ashley Avery, who d. in 1908 ; no chil- 

viii. Hiram Milton, b. at Westfleld 2 Apr. 1836 ; d. — June 1842, at West 

is. Ltjctnda Ellen, (twin), b. 4 Mar. 1838 ; d. at Westfleld 9 Feb. 1875 : 
m. 29 June 1858, Ovro Newton of Claremont, N. H., later a whip- 
maker at Westfleld ; no children. 

x. Lucy Eleanor (twin),b. 4 Mar. 1838; d. at Chesterfield, Mass.; 
m. at Granby, Conn., 21 Jan. 1869, Samuel Dady, a fanner at 

si. Harrison W., b. at West SufHeld 6 July 1840 ; d. there 23 May 1842. 

xii. Hiram Harrison, b. 16 Aug. 1842 ; living in 1909 at Westfield, an 
organ-pipe maker; m. abt. 1870, Mrs. Jane Stevens; had: 1. 
Louis. 1 2. Alsie. 

xiii. Alslmony Lavtna, b. at Tyringham, Mass., 17 Oct. 1844 ; d. 24 Mar. 
1880 ; m. Whxiam Morse, an Englishman, and whipmaker at West- 

12. Lester 6 Copley (Mathewf Noah* Matkew, 2 Thomas 1 ), bom at 
Longyard, Southwick^ Mass., 8 Jan. 1807, died 30 July 1888. aged 
81. He was a farmer and Methodist, and lived at West Surfitld. 

He married, 14 Feb. 1828, Philma Miller, born at West 
Suffield 3 June 1805, died in 1876, daughter of John and Boxana 


i. Albert Lester,* b. 28 Sept. 1878; d. unm. 

ii. Benjamin Franklin, b. 30 Aug. 1830; d. at Warner HilL West 

Suffield, in 1905; a farmer and cigarmaker; m. at Suffield, 6 Oct. 

1852, Cortnthia D. Pease. Their daughter Emma 7 m. Levi 

Warner, and was living in 1906 at Hampden, Conn, 
iii. Edwin Jethro, b. 19 Jan. 1832 ; m. ; was living in 1906 with 

his family at Southwick. 
iv. Horace George (twin), b. 19 Oct. 1835; m ; was living in 

1906 at Southwick, next to his brother Edwin. 
t. Norris George (twin), b. and d. 19 Oct. 1835. 



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The Names of all the Servants that Goes to Virginea in the Ship Con- 
cord J°° Walls Commander October y« 25 th 1698 Bound to Ezekiel Parr. 
h Jane Johnson of Wigan Spinster 4 Yeares 
h Isaac Carpenter 4 Yeares 
h John Prescot 20 of Wigan Tayler 4 Yeares 

h Boger Tayler of Abram in y* County of Lane husband 4 Yeares 
h Oliver Whalley ats Wood 7 Yeares 
h Alice Catterall of Wigan 4 Yeares 
h Elizabeth Ashton of Wigan Spinster 4 Yeares 
h Sarah Heyes 4 Yeares 

50 John, s. of Thomas Presscot of Daltone, b. 16 Nov., bapt. 22 Nov., 1633 at Uphol- 
land, parish of Wigan. 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


h William Scott of Wigan 7 Yeares 

h Francis Cattarall of Wigan 4 Yeares 

h John Gasway 4 Yeares 

h William Fox 4 Yeares 

h James Exx 4 Yeares . 

h James Butterworth 21 Weaver 4 Yeares 

h John Leyland of Abram Weaver 4 Yeares 

h Mary Moss 4 Yeares 

h Joshua Spencer of vpHolland 22 7 Yeares 

h Mary Gibbs of Wigan 4 Yeares 

h J n0 Wood 4 Yeares 

h Alice Heaton 4 Yeares 

h Rich d Heaton 4 Yeares 

h Edward Heaton 4 Yeares 

h Margaret Kearfoote of Wigan Spinster 4 Yeares 

h Eliz : Heaton 4 Yeares 

all bound at Wigan j* Countnsts [«tc] writt here 

h Charles Wilkinson of Burnley in Lancashire 7 Yeares 

h Eliz : Rollins of Raiby 28 in Cheshire 4 Yeares 

h Edward Wilson 24 of Tarleton in Lane 5 Yeares 

h Joseph Stanthrop of Yorkshire Tanner 4 Yeares 

h Ann Eccles of Preston 4 Yeares 

h Charles Coop 25 of Bolton Tayler 4 Yeares 

h James Gambell of Nantwich 4 Yeares 

h Thomas Clayton of Preston 7 Yeares 

h Martha Lloyd of Shroesberry in Shropshire 5 Yeares 

h James Boardman 2 * of Bolton Butcher 4 Yeares 

h Thomas Turner of Warrington 4 Yeares 

h Hester Ford of Wigan Spinsf 4 Yeares 

h Daniel Lyon of Rainford Blacksmith 4 Yeares 

h Thursden Mather of Hinly in Lancashire 4 Yeares 

h James Dangerfeild of Rapahannock River in Virginea 4 Yeares 

h Ellen Peatiason of Fild Lane' 4 Yeares 

h John Lamb of Leverpoole 4 Yeares 

h John Ricketts Joyner 4 Yeares 

h Eliz : Crompton 27 of Berry in Lane' 5 Yeares 

h William Thomas of Carnarvanshire 4 Yeares 

h John Johnson of Ipston in Staffordshr Shoomaker 4 Yeares 

h Edward Houghton of Macclesfield 4 Yeares 

servants to M' J n Marsden Merc' who went w" 1 j* Submission 
2 9 b 98 Paul Riglie of Hey in Lancashire 7 Yeares 

*' James, s. of Adam Butterworth, bapt. 22 Aug. 1680 at Upholland. Adam Butter- 
worth bar. 25 June 1690 at Upholland. 

52 In the parish of Wigan. 

« Ribby ( ?) 

*« Edward, s. of John Wilson of Bretherton, bapt. 10 Apr. 1675 at Croston, of which 
parish Tarleton was a part. 

25 Charles Coope, s. of Laurence and Elizabeth of Bolton, bapt. 25 De M74 a t Bol- 
ton. \ 

"James Boardman, s. of Andrew and Deborah of Little Bolton, bant. 14 ^ - 1676 
at Bolton. 

*> Elizabeth, dau. of William Crompton, b. 15 Apr., bapt. 23 Apr. 1680 at Bury. Wx. 
liam, s. of William Crompton, b. 3 Mar., bapt. 12 Mar. 1656-7. 

254 Emigrants to America from Liverpool [July 

2 9 b Jeremiah Jones 58 of Berry 7 Tears 

7 David Bevis of Burstan in Staffordshire 7 Years 

7 J a Newton of Bolton 7 Tears 

7 Wm Fardej of Orel near "Wigan Husband' 4 Tears 

7 J Q Winstantly' 29 of y e sam husband' 4 Tears 

7 9 b Isaac Firth of Bradford in Torkshire 5 Tears 

7 Joseph Parr of Litde Hilton" Lancashire 5 Tears 

Decern 8 1638 Nath : Fogg bound to M r Abram Dyson for 4 Years 

An Ace 6 of y 9 Servants to Virgin' that went p y* Ann & Sarah m' J no 
Marshall M 1 for Virginea & bound to himself 31 
Novemb. 4. 98 J n0 Bruin of Chester Shumaker 4 years 
Kovemb r 11. 1698. 

Tho: Hawkshaw son of George Hawkshaw of 

Dennani, 82 Cheshire 5 years 

Herbert Son of Tho : Patterson late of Chester 

Chapman 7 yeares 

Walter Cramp Son of W m Cramp of "WTUington in 

Shropshire 7 yeares 

J n0 Son of J n W™ of Widdenbury" in Cheshire 5 yeares 
Thomas son of Thorn 8 Jennison late of Lunt in 

Lancashire 7 yeares 

J no son of J Q0 Shaw of Congleton in Cheshire 7 years 

An Ace' of Servants that went to Virginea in y* Ship Lamb of Dublin, 
m' W m Burasides Mast r 

9b. 15. 1698 Judith Butterworth of Middleton in Lancas' 5 yeares 

Sarah Celliam of Manchester 5 yeares 

Ann Sickley of Chadle in Cheshire yeares 

Martha Peak of Broden in Lancash' 7 yeares 

Ann King of Cletherou 5 yeares 

Matthew xsewall of Mincheld* 4 in Cheshire 7 yeares 

"W" m Sheapheard of Manchest 7 yeares 

Jonatlr Preesdey of Sneland in the County of York 7 yeares 
W m Guy of Duckenfield in Cheshire 5 yeares 

Jno Penberry of Manches r 7 yeares 

Bob Leafield of Lancast' 5 yeares 

9b T 17 Abigail Burnett of Manches r 5 yeares 

An Ace 1 01 Servants That went to Virginnia in the Shipp Society of Lever- 
poole M r Jonath Lievsley Master 

Octob r 23 d . 9« And : Martin of Huttale in Lane 9 Teares 

John Bamsbotten in County Lane. 5 Teares 

~ Jeremiah Jones, s. of Richard Jones of the Lees, h. 4 June, bapt. 13 June, 1675 at 

*» John, s. of Henry Winstauley of Billing, bapt. 11 Apr. 16S0 at FphoLUnd, parish of 

* Little 

11 This heading and the seven entries under it are crossed out in 'he on. "il. ride 
infra, where the" list is repeated in somewhat changed form. 

— JJunnam. v 

- WvbanburT. 

* Min.-hull. ' 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


Novem r j* 1 st John Brown of Cledle 86 Parish Nea Stockport 
2 d Isaac Taylor of Newton in the County of Lanca' 

Eliz a : Williams of Clutton in y 6 County of Chester 
Geo : Wisson of Inglewhite in y e County of 
4 th Mary Clowd of Brewerton 86 in County of Chester 
Jane Banks of Chorley in Lancasher 
ll" 1 John Tayler of Coulden in County of Lancashire 

Bob' Noblett of Aston Bank in Lancashire 
30" 1 Ayley Blackwell of Brewerton in Cheshire 
Dec 1 13 th Jn° Briggs of Waddington in Yorkshire 

5 Yeares 
5 Yeares 
8 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

6 Yeares 
6 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

6 Yeares 
6 Yeares 
5 Yeares 

Ace' of Serv te : y 4 "Went to Virginnia in y* Globe M r Simpson Master 
Dec r y* 2 d John Strachine of Scotland 4 Years 

Alexander Marsh of Aughton Lancashire 8 Yeares 

Homer Rodan of Scotland to M r Neilson 4 Yeares 

James Douglass of Scotland D° 4 Yeares 

Peter Holland of Middle Witch 6 Yeares 

Pd for I 


James Corry of Scotland 

1698 An Ace' of Servants Thatt went to Virginnia in 
Called the S* John Baptest : M r Nicholas Franch. 
October 24 th John Thompson of Cumberland 
John Rudd of Liverpoole Webster 
Peter Winstanley 87 of Oriell 
Abrafn Rudd of Rachdale Clothier 
John Gilburt of Holtbridge in Essex 
John Morgan of Apsom' 8 
John Fisher of Holmes Chappell 
Samuell Williams of Wrixham 
William Collins of Bristoll 
Thomas Williams of Wrixham 
Robert Lewis of Denbyshire 
John Redding of Canterbury 
Daniell Child of Whitechappele 
Richard Lewis of Branford 
Robert Finch of Wrixham 
Elizabeth Holding of Lane Spinster 
26 th Caelia Woods of Berry in Lane 
Elizabeth Hunt of Wrixham 
Ruth Davies of Wrixham Spinster 
Henry Woods of Derry 
28 Alexander Challinor of Macclesfield 
Ann Evans of Wrixham 
Novem j* 18 Edward Clark of Uttertter 89 in Stafford 
Edward Williams of Rixam 
' John Taylor of Wellington in Shropshire 

4 Years 

the good Shipp 

7 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

10 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

10 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

10 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
6 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

* Cheadle( ?) 

36 Brereton( ?) 

37 Peter Winstonle, s. of John of Orrel, bapt. 26 Dec. 1669 at Upholland. 
Thomas Winstanley of Billing, bapt. 13 Sept. 1646 at Upholland. 

33 Epsom, Surrey( ?) 
39 Uttoxeter( ?) 

John, s. of 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 





John Cheetum of Oldham in the County of 

Lancaster 4 Yeares 

Jam Pye of Lyddgate in the County of Lancaster 4 Yeares 
Marg 1 Kenndle of Pilling, Indent* 1 to John Fox, 

Mate of the s d shipp, . 7 Yeares 

Newman Steward of the County of Norfolk 4 Yeares 

William Hodgkms to m' Conly of Blackly in 
Worcetsh' 4 Yeares 


An Ace* of Serv* 8 That Went to Virginnia in the Ann and 

John Marshall Master 

Novem : 4 th : 98 

John Bruin of Chester 
Mich 1 Godwin of Winchester 
Jn° Shaw of Congleton in Chesshire 
Tho : Jennyon of Lnnt in Lancashire 
Jn° Williams of Chesshire 
Walter Crampton • of Willington in Shropshire 
Herbert Patterson of Chester Chapman 
Thos : Hawkshaw of Dannam u in Cheshire 
Jn° Hoague of Cload in Cheshire 
Wharton Fallowfield of Pennyroth 42 in Cum- 
William Wood of Tarvin in Cheshire 
Jn° Lloyd of Weppen in Flintshire 
Jn° Lyon of Huntspear in Somersetshire 
Jn° Baker of Astbeny in Cheshire 
Jn° Shaw of Millhonse in Lancashire 
W m Heaton of Heaton in Lancashire 
Job : Howard of Sawford by Manchester 
Ann Dumbile of Middle Witch in Cheshire 
Sarah Pinkston of D° 
Jn° Rothell of Toddington 48 in Lane as' : 
Sam 11 Mccreky of Carlisle in Cumberland 
Elis a : Valentine of Leverpoole 
Dan : u Walker of Stand of Polkington in Lan- 
Joseph : Brosents of Burnby in Lancashire 
Adam Mottershed" of Macclesfield in Cheshire 
John Milener of Holebrook in Yorkshire 

Dec 1 

16 th 
19 th 







20 tt 

22 d 


Sarah M r 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 
7 Yeares 
7 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
7 Yeares 

7 Yeares 
5 Yeares 
9 Years 

4 Years 

5 Yeares 

8 Years 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

6 Yeares 

4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

An Ace* : of Servants That went to Virginnia in the Ship Called the 
Eleanor of Liverpoole Nicholas Reynolds Master 
Septem 1 : 5: 1698 

Charles Barber of Kilkenny 5 Yeares 

40 Tne ton of Crampton has been added and crowded in. 
form of the list. 

41 Danham. 

42 Penrith. 

43 Tottington. 

44 Adam, s. of Eoger Mottersheade of Mottram, bapt. 7 Aug 
whi:h parish Macclesfield was also a part. 

Vide an 'or the original 
1677 at Prestbury. of 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


24 th 
October 18 


Novem r 2 d 

Elizabeth King of Dublin 

Martha Jackson bound but remaned 

John Pennant of flintshire 

Mary Terpin of Lathom in field 

John Posthous of Harding in Wales 

Ralph Haliwale of Bolton falsified his name it was 

Diana Johnson 46 of Presberry in Chesshire 
Marg 1 Bantum of Coppl in Lancashire 
Mary Smallwood of Bartumlee in Cheshire 
Peter Shellom of Presberry in Cheshire 
Thomas Upton of Presberry d° 
Gone [crossed otU] 

Martha Jackson 46 of Presberry d° 

John Upton 47 of D° 

Elizabeth Upton of D° 

Susanna Pound of Devon Widdowe 

John Haggarty Ireland 

William Beck of Underbarraugh in Westmoreland 

Bob 1 Lawson of Burnick in Lanccshire 

Rich d Holmes of Preston in Lanca : 

Peter Jones of Anglesey 

Hugh Owen of Anglesay 

William Owen of Anglesay 

James Morden of Bristoll 

Elizabeth Wilson of Carleton in County of Lancas : 

John Hartopp of Coventry 

John Porter of Wimsley 48 Parish in Chesshire 

James Barbur bound to John Tyrer 

Katherine Ritchley of Ayre in Scotland 

W m Blundell of Cheedley Holme 49 in Cheshire 

Rp h . Relshaw of Lendy in Yorkshire 



19 th 

22 d 

Dec r 2 d 
9 th 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 
7 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
5 Yeares 

4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
7 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
5 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
7 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 
7 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
7 Yeares 

An Ace' of Servants that went to Virginea in the Ship Barbadoes Merc' 
and were bound to m' Cuthbert Sharpies 

23-9b 98 Josiah Mayeres of Macklesfield in Cheshire 4 Yeares 

23 Jane Swindle of Maxfield Mem d She was bound 

to Aldem 11 Houghton 

25 Thomas Yates of Whiston 

25 Aaron Summers of Kellen in Lancash r 

25 W m Davies of Mosteyn in Flintshire 

1 xb J n0 France of Huddorsfield in Yorkshire 

1 : Elizabeth Dickin of Denby in Wales 

1 : Mary Holme 60 of Bolton 

2. 9b. Joyce Cooper of Carnarvonshire 

5 Yeares 









«s Dyana, dau. of John Johnson of Falibroome, bapt. 4 Feb. 1678-& Prestbury. 
46 Martha, dau. of Peter Jackson, bapt. 1 Feb. 1681 at Prestbury. 
« John, s. of James Upton of Newton, bapt. 28 Jan. 1679-80 at Prestbutj 
* 8 Wimbersley. 
« Cheadle Hulme. 

*°Mary Holme, dau. of Timothy of Little Bolton, bapt. 25 Apr. 1680, Marah Holme, 
dau. of Jas. and Margaret of Bolton, b. 29 Nov., bapt. 2 Dec, 1677 at Bolton. 


Emigrant* to America from Liverpool 






xb. 5 


Mary Case 51 of Bolton 
Sarah Gibbons of Maclesfield 
Benjamin Rot 1 sa of Macklesfield 
Samuel Dagnell of S l Hellen in Lancash r 
W m Cragge of Dent in Yorkshire 
Rob' Ward of Bolton in Lancashire 

4 yeares 

4 yeares 
7 yeares 

5 yeares 
o yeares 

6 Yeares 


To M r John 


4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

An Ace* of Serv: te That "Went to Yirginnia in the Shipp Called the 
Submission of Leverpoole Thomas Seacome Master 
Octob r : 7 : 1698 

William Relict of Gatle- " 

melht in Flintshire 
John Young of Wandsor 

in Surrey 
William Bradshaw of Long 
Green in Chesshire 
12 th John Adams of Shotten in Flintshire 
14 th John Thompson of Coalrain ) 

in Ireland > Bound to 

Henry Woods of Chester ) M r Jn° Hughes 
24 th Mary Standish of Stafford. Spinster 

Mary Faulkner of Manchester, Spinster 
Martha Newton of Macclesfield 
25 th Joan Witter of Tapperly in Chesshire 
28 th Philip Finn of Harding Parish in Wales 
John Finn of D° 
Novem r : 2 d Robert Middleton of Oacks Parish in Derby 
Ellin Barlow of Macclesfeild in Cheshire 
Tho : Williams of Carnarvan in AYales 
Fran: Glanford of Buckinhamshire 
And : Hamilton of Edenborough 
16" 1 Rich d Fin near hardingin Flintshire 
23 William Pelkington 58 of Brindle 


4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

Ace* of Servants that Went to the West Indies in the Ann and Mary, 
John Dann Master, and bound to him, 169 8 / 9 
March the Thomas Roper of Wrighringham in Lancashire 

28: 169 8 / 9 Aged (19) Yeares bound for 4 Yeares 

Aprill the 4 th : Henry Hale wood of Ormskirk in Lancashire 

Aged (25) Yeares bound for 4 Yeares 

Mem d if Peter Atherton of Cuerdly aged about Ten Yeares Comes to 
Offer himself he is apprentice to Tho : Richardson of the same place. 
A Gray Wastecoat, & Gray Stockings a Jockey Capp : Flaxen hair'd 

1,1 Mary Care, dau. of Samuel and Martha of Bolton, b. 29 Xov., bapt. 2 _ -,. 1677 at 

iS Benjamin Royle, s. of Henrv Boyle, bapt. 30 Sept. 1673 at Macclesaeld. \ 

w William Pilkingtoc, s. of Jcbjn, bapt. 17 Feb. 1680-1 at Brindle. John Pilkingcon 

and Agnes Waring m. 24 July lw6 at Brindle. John Pilkington churchwarden of 

Brindle in 1679. 

1910] Emigrants to America from Liverpool 259 

Ace* of Servants bound to M 1 W m Middleton Master of the Irish Law- 
rell of Leverpoole bound for Newfoundland as Viz* : 

Feb: 21*^ 

Henry Powell of "Wells in Sommersetshire 

James Tucker of Wells 

Thomas Jones of Carnervan 
Runn Thomas Jackson of Blakeley in Lane' 

Feb : 27 W m Williams of Narbot in Pembrookshire" 

[Age] [Term] 
















Ace* of Servants bound to Cap* Edw* Tarleton and Went to Newfound- 
land in the (Yorkshire) Lawrell of Leverpoole as Viz* : 
Feb 1 *: 27:^1$ 

Evan Owen of Ossesstry 64 in Shropshire 
Thomas Williams of Carnarvan in Wales 
28* 11 Hugh Reddish of Kearsly Near Bolton in Lane' 

John Stock of Rachdale in Lane' 
John Barnes of Hazledine 56 in Lane' 
John Wood of D° 

John Bretherton of Nantwich in Cheshire 20 - 4 

20 - 

- 4 

12 - 

- 9 

19 - 

- 4 

23 - 

- 4 

15 - 

- 7 

13 - 

- 8 

Ace* of Serv* 8 that Went to New England in the Virginnia Merch* Ed- 
mund Ball Master 1699 

Imp ra :Mar:3 d 99 

Jane Radcliff of Rachdale in Lancashire Spin- 
Mary Gleddale of Hepworth in Yorkshire 
Danill Clows of Osterfield in Staffordshire 
John Holgrave of Hazledine 66 in Lancashire 
James Nuttes of Blakebourne d° 
Paul Widdop of Hallifax in Yorkshire 
John Walker of Tithrton 67 in Cheshire 
Christophr Patrick of Great Musgrove in 

Mathew Mooreton 68 of Presbury in Cheshire 
John Jones of Clanderry Denbyshire Wales 
James Thompson of the Kingdom of Scotland 
Josiah Maires of Macclesfield in Cheshire 
Mary Dawson of Leades in Yorkshire 
Margaret Jones of Ritchin in Denbyshire 
James Chaddock of Rotchdale in Lancashire 
Jane Swindle of Macclesfield in Cheshire 
Edward Cook of Hope Parish in Derbyshire 
Richard Thomas of Dublin in Ireland 
Nicholas Hurd of Possenby 69 in Cumberland 

54 Oswestry. 

65 Haslingden. 

ie Haslingden. 

67 Titherington. 

58 Matthew, s. of Matthew Moreton, bapt. 22 Nov. 1676 at Prestbury. 

58 Ponsonby. 



of Age 

to serre 







































Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


Turnd off 


Turnd off 

Thomas Stringer of Buckton in Yorkshire 
John Beaver of Hepworthe in Yorkshire 
Jonath : Hardy of Martown in Yorkshire 
Edward Glover of Manchester in Lancashire 
Hugh Hughles [Vc] of Anglesey in "Wales 
Peter Bole of Pavnton in Cheshire 
Margarett Todd of Ingleton in Yorkshire 
Mary Tavler of Ratchdale in Lancashire 
James Clarke of Newtown heath in Cheshire 
Edward Faux of Flint in Wales 
Math : Williams of Blew Morrice in "Wales 
Humph Salsbury 59 * of Glandiray in Denbyshire 
Marg* Bishop of Loughbonrough in Lecest- 

Peirce Tickle 60 * of Limb in Cheshire 
John Smith of Craven in Yorkshire 
John "Williams of Woolwich in Kent 
John Roadly of the City of Norwich 
Dan 11 Clew of Manchester in Lancashire 
John Rothett of Blackboum in Lancashire 
Maudlin Lewis of Carmarthen Town in Wales 
John Mills of Oldham in Lancashire 
( Joseph Bell of New Castle upon Tine 
I Lawrence Scotland of Scotland 
Ann Singleton of Firwood 61 in Lancashire 

bound to M r John Moody 

















































to serTe 


An Ace' : of Servants that went to Pensilvania, Yirginnea or Marly in 
the good Ship the Experiment of Leverpoole Cavaleiro Christian Master ; 
all bound to M r John Hughes of the s d Ship Aug 5 : 16. 1699 

June 20 th : 1699 

Mary Lee of Peake in Derbyshire Spinster 
Richard Worrall of Bridget Parish in the 
City of Chester Tayler 
July 4 th Stephen Fletcher of the City of London 

William Windsor of Potters Maxson in 
Leicestershire Blacksmith 
July 11 James Johnson of Sawford in Lancashire 

Ellin Acres of Sephton in Lancashire 

Ellin Rushton of Whaley Parish in Lan- 
cashire 18 
George Griffith of Colin 81 in Flintshire 23 

of Age 







July 20 th 
" 22 d 

Marg 1 Plaise of Stairbourne in Yorkshire 
John Rhodes of Hallifax Parish in York- 
shire Weaver 




53* Humphry Salsburv and >Iarv Milbom m. at Boston, Mass., 11 Jnlv 170". 
*■* Peirce Tickle andJane Ratleiie m. at Boston, Hass., 26 May 1707." 

30 FirgTove ( :J 
51 Colwvn ( ? 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


Aug 8 : 4th 

Aug 8 : 9th 
15 th 

Marg* Ellis of Merryonithshire in Wales 28 5 

W m Ellis of the same 26 5 
Elizabeth Wharton of Frodsham Parish in 

Cheshire 22 6 

Jane Lackey of Carrickfargus in Ireland 18 5 

John Jones of Northey in Flintshire 28 5 
John Richard of Clanarman Parish in 

Denbyshire 16 7 

'M dm Richard Berlow Apprentice to W m Hoome of 
On [sjc] Runn his Master Aug 22 : 1699. to Send a note to his s' 
to Enquire whether he is Consenting to his Goeing to Sea or not 

Manchester Dyer 
d Master 

Servants Bound to M r Richard Murfey Master of the Lamb of Doblin 

Bound to Verginnia 

Septemb r 4° 1699 : A s e 

Phebe Leed of Oldham in Lancashire 19-05 

Robert Owen of Seale in Cheshire Taylor 18-05 

Mary Speakman of Clifton in Lancashire 20-05 

Thomas Lindsay of Pendleton in Lancashire 1 6-09 

Ellen Holt of Rachdale in Lancashire 27-05 

John Andrew of Oldham in Lancashire 22-04 


Sept r 19° ) 
1699 J 
9 br 20°: 99 

Mary Atkinson of Nottingley in Yorkshire 
Bound to M r Henry Smith of Liverpoole Merch' 
Joseph Elwood of Garston Taylor To Henry Smith 



October John Nuttong of Burnley in Lancashire to M r 


7°: 1699 


To M r Lewis Jenkins 


' Richard Edwards of Denbyshire 


9 ber 9° 

John Edward d° 



Rob 1 Powell d° 


Rob* Davies 


Sept r 12* 

John Nicholson of Lancaster bound to 
M r Thomas Tyler to go to new England 
for Seaven Yeares 

John Thomas of Clandethlow in Carmar- 
thenshire bound to Cap' Clayton for 
y* West Indies 

Age Yeares 


Servants bound to Thomas Bowling of Exton in Lancashire husbandm' : 
Octobe 14°: And Went in the Elizabeth for Viginniae or Maryland: Gil- 
bert Leivsay Master 

OctoV : 

14° James Hall of Exton in Lancashire 

Joshua Holden of Heath Charnock in Lancashire 
Thomas Colson of Chorley 
William Dickinson of Flucton in Yorkshire 
William Conlv of Ouse Walton in Lancashire 











262 Emigrants to America from Liverpool [July 

Serv u : Bound to M r Bryan Blundele Mast r of the Mulberry October 
the 24°: 1699 

f Isaac Scofield of Chatherton e near Manchester 13 : 11 

8ber 24° : 99 \ James Scofield his brother 11:11 

( Edward Lunt of Maile 63 in Lane' 13 : 11 

8ber 26 : 99 William Scott of Portsm° to M r John Parker 14 : 07 

9ber. 10 Jacob Rylance of Morley in Cheshire to Richard 

Singleton 24 : 5 

Servants Bound to M r Henry Brown Master of the Loyalty bo und for 
Virginnia or Maryland 


8ber 24°: 99 Francis Boardmao of Gorton near Manchester 21-4 

Ann "Williams of Denbyshire 22—7 

Jam: Kershaw of Blakely in Lane' 18—7 

W m Kinder of disley in Cheshire 16-7 

Math Stabbs Sen of Bushton in Staffordshire 44-6 

Math Stabbs jun' of Ditto 15-9 

Edward Stabbs of Ditto 16-8 

Ewen Lommas* 1 of Bury in Lane 1 21-5 

An Ace' of Servants bound to M* W m Porter of Lererpoole Merchant 

and went in the Shipp Eleanor for Virginnia or Marvland M r Nicholas 
Reynolds Master 1699 

Jan 1 ? 2 th 1699 Constant Jeoffrys of S* Asaphs in Wales 16-5 

3 d . Elizabeth Edwards of Yarmouth 18-5 

10 Charles Quarry er of Sandbich in Cheshire 25 : 4 

Mary Steele of Beeston Castle in Cheshire 25 : 4 

Jane Wright of SKpton in Yorkshire 15 : 7 

Mary Anderton of Leverpoole in Lancashire 20 : 4 

19 th John Travers of Denbyshire 14:7 

Mary Jones of Camarvan in Wales 18 : 5 

20 th Samwell Smallwood of London & his Wife 

Martha 35 : 27 : Each 4 

W m Huntington of Middlewich in Cheshire 28 : 4 

Ellen Masterman of Ornskirk 20:5 

Eliz a - Galliburn of Blackbourn 18 : 5 

« Chadderton ( ?) 


64 The following items refer to Burr: Owen, s. of John Lommu, b. 19 Anr., bapt. 
27 Apr., 1679. John, s. of Richard Lomax, Taylor, b. 24 Mar., bapt. 28 Mir., 1650. 
John, s. of Richard Lomax, Elton, b. 2S July, bapt. 6 Aug. 1643. John, s •* Richard 
Lomax, Goosford, b. 4 Sept., bapt. 12 Sept., 1647. Wife of Richard Lomax, . -'or, d. 
2 Oct., bur. 3 Oct., 1652. Richard Lomax, Taylor, d. 12 May, bcr. 13 May, 1651. . -e. 
w. of Richard Lomax, Cooper, d. 28 Jnme, bar. 30 Jane, 1651-2- Wife of Richard Lo 
max, Carpenter, bur. 27 Apr. 1661. Richard Lomax, Shipobotiiam, d. 15 Mar , bur. 18 
Mar., 1671-2. Izabell, wife of Richard Lomax, d. 5 Ju?y, bur. 7 July, 1673. John Lo- 
max and Esther Howorth, both of Bury, m. 13 Feb. 1671-2, John Lomax and Eliza- 
beth Greenhalgh, m. 12 Aug. 1672. John Lomax and An Low of Bory m. 7 Jan 1672-3. 
Jo n Lomax Curate of Bury in 1694. John Lomax Churchwarden in 1685. Richard Lo- 
max of Redwells Churchwarden in 1651. Esther, dau. of James Howorth of Elton, b. 
7 Mar., bapt. 13 Mar. 1650. Elizabeth, dan. of John Greenhalah, Catholic, b. 19 Nov., 
bapt. 24 Nov., 1653. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 263 

Tho : Hodgkinson of Preston 19:4 

Math. Thorp of the City of York 24 : 4 

John Thorp of Mossen near Manchester 13:8 

Steph Thomas of Twissock in Denbyshire 15 : 7 

Edward Jones near Wrexham in "Wales 20 : 7 
Feb : 9 : Richard Dalton of Carlisle in the County of 

Cumberland 26:4 

19 David Cnrran of the City of Dublin 30:4 


/ 1700 

Serv** 1 : bound to M r John Rimmer Master of the Good Ship Planter 
bound for Newfoundland Mar: 18°: 1699 

March y* 18 th James Day of Doublinin Ireland 22-5 

James Garnette of Rainhill in Lane' 22-5 

[To be continued] 


By Albion Morris Dyer, A.M., of Cleveland, Ohio 
[Continued from page 180] 

The fears of Maryland respecting the use that might be made of the 
vacant land, if the claimant states were not restrained by provisions in the 
articles of confederation, apply directly to the plans of her neighbor state 
to seize and hold the whole extent of disputed territory. Virginia laid 
foundation for the broadest expansion of her dominion, in the beginning, 
at the moment of transition from the condition of a royal British colony 
to that of a free American commonwealth, in the assumption of the second 
charter of King James, issued to the "Virginia" of 1609, as the basis of 
her rights in America. A number of events in the latter history of the 
American colonies tend to establish the west boundary line of the claim- 
ants' territory at the " sources of the rivers which fall into the Atlantic 
ocean from the west to the northwest," but Virginia clung to the doctrine 
of the hinterland as the foundation of her domain, and steadfastly pushed her 
borders westward ; first, over the greater mountains, upon the western 
waters, and thence across the river to the uttermost reaches of the Illi- 
nois, until, in the land cession of 1783, she was forced to drop the prize. 
The claims in the Virginia constitution, quoted on an earlier page as the 
initial cause of alarm in the colonies, made the extent of the new- 
formed commonwealth to stand as fixed in this charter, modified by the 
more recent limitation of the French Treaty ; comprehending 

All that space and circuit of land lying from the sea-coast, two hun" "•* miles 
each way from the Point or Cape Comfort, up into the land throughout _ -> 
sea to sea [Mississippi Kiver], west and northwest. 

Provisions were made in the constitutional paragraph releasing, for pru- 
dential reasons, the portions of territory on the eastern waters which were 
actually covered by her sister colonies, but there were no allowances on the 
western waters for the claims of other states whose charter limits fall within 
the area blocked out in the Stuart grant. Virginia had no intention of 

264 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

recognizing the right of any other colony in that direction. It was the la- 
tent purpose of Virginia to enter and occupy this reserved domain of the 
crown, and to have and to hold the soil exclusively until, peopled by her 
soldiery, ~ one or more territories, by act of legislature, shall hereafter be 
laid off, and governments established, westward of the Alleganv moun- 
tains. 14 " 

The objection heard in Congress respecting the territorial land claims 
was general and not particular, and no protest against individual state claims 
was made until towards the last. Maryland made her objections felt m the 
matter of controlling the Chesapeake waters by an early conference with 
Virginia and a joint commission, 

to consider of the most proper means to adjust and confirm the right of each, 
to the use and navigation of, and jurisdiction over the Bay of Chesapeake, and 
the rivers Potomac and Pocomoke. 

But no state made local challenge of the proposed rule of the commou- 
wealth of Virginia on the western waters. 

The first mark of the purpose of Virginia to occupy the back country 
is in the prohibitive clause appendant to the description of the charter lim- 
its of the commonwealth enacted May 6, 1776: 

No purchase of lands shall be made of the Indian nations, but in behalf of the 
public, by authority of the general assembly. 

It was the well established policy of the British crown and colonies that 
the title of an Indian was not in itself sufficient to convey the right of 
property, 15 but occasion called for the early application of this principle in 
Virginia, with respect to the disputed lands, while the convention was still 
in session, in the following form : 

Whereas, divers petitions from the inhabitants on the western frontiers have 
been presented to this convention, complaining of exorbitant demands made on 
them for lands claimed by persons pretending to derive title from Indian deeds 
and purchases. 

Resolved, That all persons actually settled on any of the said lands ought to 
hold the same, without paying any pecuniary or other consideration whatever to 
any private person or persons, until the said petitions, as well as the validity of 
the titles under such Indian deeds and purchases, shall have been considered and 
determined on by the legislature of this country ; and that all persons who are 
now actually settled on any unlocated or unappropriated lands in Virginia, to 
which there is no other just claim, shall have the pre-emption or preference, in 
the grant of such lands. 

Besolved, That no purchases of lands within the chartered limits of "Virginia, 
shall be made, under any pretense whatever, from any Indian tribe or nation, 
without the approbation of the Virginia legislature. 

M The assumption of Virginia respecting her chartered limits was never pnt to proof. 
The generous concession of a portion of the territory made in 1784 rendered proof of 
claims unnecessary, and Congress magnanimously accepted the cession on its face 
value without insisting on proofs of title. Proof was unnecessary also because the 
United States held by prior and higher claims the Iroquois deed of 1701, and the defin- 
itive treaty of 1783. Ex parte statements on the value of the Virginia title have not 
been lacking from that time to this; the latest is " a communication fr"»n the gover- 
nor of Virginia transmitting certain correspondence and reports in i»~ -•«■ to the 

claims of Virginia against the United States government on account of the t. "«f 

the Northwest Territory " (Va. Sen. Doc. No. m, Jan. 24, 1910), wherein it is pro- 
posed to the legislature that a demand shall be made upon the United States for a re- 
fund of a share of $ 119,479,204 due Virginia as reserve interest in ceded lands mis- 
appropriated by the United States for education, public improvement, and other local 

"--Chief Justice Marshall ruled " that a title to lands derived solely from a grant 
made by an Indian tribe northwest of the Ohio in 1773 and 1775 to private individuals 
cannot be recognized in the courts of the United States " (8 Wharton, p. 543). 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 265 

The petitioners referred to in these resolutions are " inhabitants of that 
part of America called Transylvania," from whom one petition is recorded 
in the Journal of the Convention under date of May 18. They complain of 
the unjust and arbitrary proceedings of Richard Henderson and Company, 
the proprietors of that country in which the petitioners had made settle- 
ments under expectation of undoubted title. They doubt the validity of 
the purchase those proprietors have made of the Cherokees, " the only title 
they set up to the lands for which they demand such exorbitant sums of 
money," as it was in conflict with a deed which they had lately seen, exe- 
cuted at Fort Stanwix, in which the confederated Indians of the Six Nations 
'• declared the Cherokee [ Tennessee] river to be their true boundary with 
the southward Indians." As they had purchased from the Henderson 
Company they asked for relief from the convention of Virginia, or an es- 
pousal of their claim in Congress as the cause of the colony. 

The proprietors of the Transylvania purchase answered these petitions 
in a memorial which appears at great length in the convention proceed- 
ings of June 15, in which they seek to clear themselves of the heavy 
charges of injustice, exorbitant, and arbitrary measures. They deny also 
certain insinuations " of setting themselves up as absolute proprietors of 
an independent province ; and of attempting to dismember the colony by 
sending delegates or a memorial to Congress." They claim also priority 
of title to the convention and the commonwealth of Virginia, arguing that 
a declaration of independence cannot alter the tenure of estates, or a change 
of government interfere with the rights of private individuals to hold pro- 
perty ; and they demand a hearing of the matters charged in the petitions. 1 ' 

The petitions and the memorial were in the hands of committees of the 
convention, and they passed over as impending business to corresponding 
committees of the general assembly when that body was organized under 
the commonwealth. The references to attempts to set up independent 
governments at different locations along the Ohio were transmitted to the 
delegates in Congress to forestall action there. The Henderson case called 
for an inquiry into the nature of the Iroquois claims to the Cherokee 
country, and commissions were assigned to take depositions of the Indian 
chiefs at Williamsburg and in the Washington district. Thus matters 
stood in the middle of the second session of the Virginia assembly when, 

** Other petitions of this nature are found running through the printed records of 
the final session of the convention of Virginia, and the succeeding sessions of the 
general assembly, and elsewhere in the published archives of Virginia. They tell the 
ssame story 

... of the hardships that would result to the petitioners and others, from grants of large 
tracts of land* to private companies of gentlemen, which were to be sold out at a moderate 
price for the encouragement and speedy settlement of the back country, but that agents to the 
counpany and tiieir successors, instead of adhering to their first proposals, have demanded, and 
actually receixed enormous prices, and have, by various unfair practices, either sold, located or 
claamed nearly double their first grant. 

Certain petitioners set forth that they had 

. . . entered on the lands they occupied many years before and cultivated them witn b . ' '«hor 
and expense, often at the peril of their lives from savages, in consequence of which they iw r . 
they had obtained a just and equitable title to their possessions, without being obliged to con- 
tribute large sums of money for the separate emolument of individuals whose mercenary views 
art incompatible with the real good of the community. 

Petitions tre recorded also from companies holding grants to take up and survey 
lands issued ''by the governor and council under the former British government. 
Tbe purchasers had made investments in explorations and surveys, in roadways and 
other improvements, and they had sold off much of their lands to actual settlers, but 
their contracts were impaired and their operations interrupted by the general feeling 
of unrest in the colonies, and by the uncertainty regarding titles, and all would be lost 
unless the tides were confirmed. 

2QQ First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

on the 3d of June, 1777, a memorial appeared from the proprietors of a 
tract of land on the Ohio, called Indiana. 

The memorial of the Indiana Company, known in after proceedings in 
the land controversy in the Continental Congress, raised the direct point 
with the commonwealth of the right of title of the Six United Nations to 
practically all of the back country from the Wisconsin to the central ridges 
of the AUeghanies, upon which the claims of the New York colony had 
rested for almost a century. The memorialists claimed property as con- 
veyed by the Six United Nations at a treaty held at Fort Stanwix in 
the year 1768, setting forth 

"That the grant was obtained of the grantors under the immediate superin- 
tendence of Sir William Johnson, and executed in the presence of the Governor 
of New Jersey, and others, among whom were the commissioners then attending 
in behalf of the colony of Virginia." 

They conceive that by the convention resolve of the 24th of June last, 

Virginia had laid a foundation for calling in question the title of the memorial- 
ists to the lands aforesaid ; if the title of the memorialists should be called into 
discussion, conscious of the equity and validity of their right, they shall never 
hesitate to submit it to a proper judicature, nor to defend it in the ordinary 
course of justice ; that, under these circumstances, they confide the legislature 
of Virginia will not, by any act or proceeding whatever, impeach or prejudice 
their title, so well established, on the principles of reason, equity, and sound 

The memorial, when read, was referred to the committee of the whole 
house upon the state of the commonwealth, the same committee that had 
charge of the Henderson case. The matter dragged along through the 
third session, during which the Henderson case was appointed to a hearing 
and postponed. It must not be supposed that the Virginia general assembly 
mistook the gravity of the situation. On the last day of the third session 
action came of a significant character. The record for January 24, 1778, 

" The clerk of the house was ordered to transmit a copy of the several papers 
filed in the office relating to the claim of Richard Henderson and Company and 
the Indiana Company, to George Mason and Thomas Jefferson, Esquires." . 

This was done, no doubt, to fortify the assembly with opinions ; and on the 
same day these resolutions were agreed to : 

Whereas, it is of the greatest importance to this commonwealth, that the 
waste and unappropriated lands to which no person having just claim should be 
disposed of, for the purpose of creating a sinking fund, in aid of the taxes for 
discharging the public debt, and to the end that the claims to unpatented lands, 
under the former or present government, may not in the meantime be increased 
or strengthened. 

Eesolved, that every entry, with the survey hereafter made in the country 
upon the western waters under any pretense or title whatsoever, until the land 
office shall be established and the manner and terms of granting waste and un- 
appropriated lands, shall be void and of no effect; and that no persons hereafter 
settling in the country upon the said western waters, shall b r ■°utitled to any 
land or pre-emption of land for such settlement, without payiii s . *" l "> ^me 
such consideration as shall be hereafter ascertained by the general assembly , J^ 
as no family be entitled to more than 400 acres. 

Eesolved, That all persons claiming any unpatented lands on the said western 
waters by order of council, shall lay the same before the general assembly on or 
before the 20th day of their next session, and be at liberty in the mean time to 
take the depositions of any witnesses they may choose, to examine such claims, 
giving reasonable notice thereof to the person appointed by the governor and 
council to attend snch examination in the county, on behalf of the common- 
wealth, in case such person shall be appointed. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 267 

Finally, after two years, the Henderson case was heard in the Virginia 
assembly. The hearing was conducted with dignity, with " the Senate in- 
vited to take seats in the House, while the memorials and papers were read 
and arguments heard at the bar." Richard Henderson, chief promotor of 
Transylvania, appeared in person. He asked for a separate court of judi- 
cature, and proposed as the issue the simple question " whether the title ob- 
tained by the claimants from the Cherokees was sufficient to convey the 
right of property." They argued for the justice of the Cherokee claim 
as aaainst the claim of the Six United Nations, citing the constant and 
perpetual occnpancy by the Cherokees and the recognition by the Virginia 
colonial government in treaties and purchases made of the Cherokee na- 
tion. 17 Conclusion was reached in the case November 4, 1778. The 
Henderson purchase was declared void, and the doctrine of invalidity of 
Indian titles reaffirmed in this form : 

Resolved, That all purchases of lands made or to be made of the Indians 
within the chartered boundaries of this commonwealth, as described by the con- 
stitution and form of Government T by any private person not authorized by public 
authority is void. 

Compensation was to be allowed to the claimants " for their great expense 
in malfing the purchases and in settling the lands, by which this common- 
wealth are very like to receive great advantage, by increasing its inhabi- 
tants and establishing a barrier against the Indians " ; and a commission 
was ordered, to consider " what compensation it may be just and reasonable 
tp allow for the service rendered this commonwealth in quieting the minds 
of the Cherokee Indians, and in settling many families upon that tract of 
land in the back country, commonly called Transylvania." 

The way was now dear for the inquiry called for in the memorial of the 
Indiana Company. A day was set in the May session for a hearing, and 
public notice was inserted in the Virginia G*xzette for all concerned to at- 
tend. Meanwhile petmons and memorials were accumulating, and the min- 
utes of the assembly were burdened with applications for confirmation of 
titles obtained in various ways : lands taken up for homesteads, purchases 
from the Indians, grants of the Dunmore government, army warrants, un- 
der the royal proclamation, or under orders of the governor and council. 
The claims antedate the Virginia constitution, but they are all illegal under 
the retroactive aspect of the constitution. They must be swept out of 
the chartered territory of Virginia and all unpatented lands reclaimed, 
from the boundaries oi Pennsylvania southwest to the indeterminate lines 
of the Carolinas and Georgia. The finding of the Indiana Company case, 
after a ceremonious hearing June 9, 1779, marks the climax of activity 
in these expulsions : 

Besvlced, That the commonwealth of Virginia hath the exclusive right of 
pre-emption, from the Indians, of all lands within the limits of its own char- 
tered territory, as declared by the act and constitution or form of *«* ernment 
in 1776. that no person or persons whatsoever have, or ever had, a rigu_ ~*>r- 
chase any land within the same from any Indian nation, except only persons 
duly authorized to make such purchases on the public account, formerly for the 
use and benefit of the colony, and lately of the commonwealth ; and that such 
exclusive right or pre-emption will, and ought to be, maintained by this com- 
monwealth to the utmost of its power. 

Be&ohed, That every purchase of land heretofore made by the King of Great 
Britain from any Indian nation or nations, within the before mentioned limits, 

17 A second Henderson memorial Is recorded Oct. 29, 177S. in the House journal 
Final igTeemen'. Xovemt'cr 30, allows 400,000 acres on Green River to Henderson and 

VOL. LXIV. 19 

268 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

doth and ought to enure forever to and for the use and benefit of this common- 
wealth, and to and for no other use or purpose whatsoever. 

Resolved, Therefore, That the deed from the six united nations of Indians, 
bearing date on the third day of November, 1768, for certain lands between the 
Alleghany mountains and the river Ohio, above the mouth of the little Kanawha 
creek, to and for the use and benefit of a certain William Trent, gentleman, in 
his own right, and as attorney for sundry persons in the said deed named, as 
well as all other deeds which have been or shall be made by any Indian or In- 
dians, or by an Indian nation or nations, for lands within the limits of the char- 
ter and territory of Virginia as aforesaid, to or for the use or benefit of any 
private person or persons, shall be, and the same are hereby declared utterly 
void, and of no effect. 

In order to remove and prevent all doubt concerning purchases of land 
from the Indian nations, the general assembly framed the first and second 
resolution into a bill and enacted the same on the 17th of June at this 
session, with the title : An act for declaring and asserting the rights of 
this commonwealth, concerning purchasing land from Indian nations. 18 

While the general assembly was thus striving to establish a jurisdiction 
over the disputed territory, and to set up a revenue for the benefit of the 
public exigencies by wholesale reclamations of the soil of the back lands, 
the Old Dominion unexpectedly gained the chance to expand the govern- 
ment of the commonwealth over the entire area of her claims. Clark 
had heard the call of conquest in the wilds of Kentucky, and hurrying to 
the capital secured a commission of secret invasion. He mustered his 
mili tiam en in Virginia for an overland crusade to Detroit, and having 
crossed the Ohio halted at the Kaskaskies, with the result well known 
to fame. Clark brought as his trophy to the commonwealth a fictitious 
estate for an empty treasury. When lands were lacking in every colony 
to satisfy overwhelming requirements of bounty obligations, he opened a 
way for Virginia to the fabulous wealth of an immeasurable wilderness. 
All other land claims were as nothing compared with these, and Virginia. 
had secured all. These delusive prospects of profit in the sales of Ohio 
lands lay in the marvellous fertility of the soil, in the abundance of nat- 
ural products, in salt springs known to abound, and in traditional mineral 
deposits of gold, silver, copper, and lead along the river. Here was land 
for ready sale, an imaginary asset, sufficient to indemnify Virg inia for all 
the past expenditures of war, to pay off all bounty promises, to furnish a 
means for permanent reduction of taxation, and to leave vast areas un- 
touched for future uses. 

Virginia lost no time in securing this new property. It is recorded under 
date of the 19th of November, 1778, that -the speaker laid before the 
House, a letter from the governor, enclosing several letters and papers 
from Lieut. Col. Clarke and Captain Leonard Helm." The letters and 
papers, being read, were referred to a committee named, to whom leave 
was given to prepare and bring in a bill '"for establishing a county, to 
include the inhabitants of this commonwealth, on the western side of the 
Ohio river, and for the better government of those inhabitants." This is 
the record of the act to establish the county of Illinois, the v nd of Clark's 
triumph, and to provide a temporary form of government a<. ited to the 
circumstances of the new citizens of the commonwealth. French nd Cana- 
dians, who had taken the oath of fidelity to Virginia "on the v >stward 
side of the Ohio, in the vicinity of the Mississippi." !So other desc. Option 
is necessary ! The legal bounds of the new county embrace all that re- 
mains of the expanse of the King James charter, up into the land through- 

I8 Hening's Statutes, vol. 10, p. 97. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 269 

out, " from sea to river, west and northwest" from Old Point Comfort. 19 

It was in this session of the general assembly, in which it was ordained 
to establish this distant dependency of the commonwealth on territory 
claimed by sister states and on lands still in controversy in the general 
congress, and while the tenure of land cases were actually depending on the 
decision of the assembly, that the Virginia house of delegates developed 
the plan of forcing immediate conclusion of the confederacy. The bill 
creating the county of Illinois became a law on the 30th of December, 
1778. On the same day the plan was formulated in the house to bring 
the backward states quickly to the terms of a confederation so favorable to 
Virginia's hopes. The matter was under consideration until the 18th, 
when the house came to the following resolutions, which the next day 
were concurred in by the Senate : 

Resolved, nemine contra dicente, That our delegates in Congress be instructed 
to propose to Congress, that they recommend to each of the states named as par- 
ties in the articles of confederation, heretofore laid before and ratified by the 
assembly, that they authorize their delegates in Congress to ratify the said arti- 
cles, together with the delegates of so many other of the said states, as shall be 
willing, so that the same shall be forever binding on the states so ratifying, 
notwithstanding that a part of those named shall decline to ratify the same ; 
allowing, nevertheless, to the said states so declining, either a given or an in- 
definite time, as to Congress shall seem best, for acceding to the said conf eder- 
eration, and making themselves thereby members of the Union. 

Besolved, nemine contra dicente. That our said delegates now in office, or here- 
after to be appointed, be authorized and required, and they are hereby authorized 
and required to ratify the said articles of confederation on the part of this 
commonwealth, with so many of the other states, named in them as parties, as 
shall on their part ratify the same. 

Besolved, nemine contra dicente, That it be an instruction to the Virginia dele- 
gates, to inform Congress of the resolutions of this general assembly, respecting 
purchases of lands from any Indian nation. 

Entered next after this in the journal, in a form indicating that they are 
part of a single connected action, are these items : 

And whereas the assembly hath come to believe that sundry citizens of some 
of the United States, were, and are, connected and concerned with some of the 
King of Great Britain's late governors in America, as well as with sundry noble- 
men and others, subjects of the said King, in the purchase of a very large tract 
of land from the Indians, on the northwest side of the Ohio river, within the 
territory of Virginia, 

Besolved, Also, That the said delegates be instructed to use their endeavors in 
Congress, to cause an inquiry to be made, concerning the said purchase, and 
whether any, and what citizens of any of the United States, were, or are, con- 
cerned therein. 

The more effectually to enable Congress to comply with the promise of a bounty 
in lands to the officers and soldiers of the army, on continental establishment ; 

Besolved, That this commonwealth will, in conjunction with such other of the 
United States as have unappropriated back lands, furnish out of its territory, 
between the rivers Ohio and Mississippi, in such proportion as shall hereafter 
be adjusted and settled by Congress, its proper quota or proportio of such 
lands, without any purchase money, to the troops on continental estaL shxueut 
of such of the United States, as already have acceded, or shall with, such 
time, given or indefinite, as to Congress shall seem best, accede to the con. ier- 
ation of the United States, and who have not within their own respective tt -i- 
tory, unappropriated lands for that purpose ; and that a copy of this resolve. . * 

19 The indefinite limits of the county of Illinois as expressed in the act. although ac- 
tually including the entire northwest, must be understood to mean the limited region 
defined by Thomas Hutchins in his topographical description of Virginia, issued in 
1778, as "that part of my Map called Illinois Country, lying between the Mississippi 
westerly, the Illinois Kiver northerly, the Wabash easterly, and the Ohio southerly" 
The act is in Hening's Statutes, vol. 9, p. 553. 

270 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

forthwith transmitted to the Virginia delegates, to he by them communicated to 

Not all of this volley of resolutions of the Virginia assembly reached the 
intended mark, as some of the items have not been located in the journals 
or papers of the Continental Congress ; and not one of them produced the 
results desired. The edict of the commonwealth against Indian grants 
would serve as a " no trespass" notice to all the states until a land office 
route to the preserves was open. The warning of a British invasion by 
colonization fell short of the general congress. The proffer of land from 
her own abundance, for the bounty dues of landless states, seems like a 
a reward of merit for good behavior. It was read in Congress on the 
26th of January and repeated, with protestations of sincerity, in the first 
land session proposition of 1781. The lands intended for this generosity 
were in Ohio territory ; but as the lands were still claimed by New York 
and Connecticut, and as the general controversy respecting their ultimate 
disposition was still pending in Congress, the offer to distribute them to pay 
off the debts of a few states could not well be entertained in that body. 
The main resolution proposing confederation without Maryland did not 
reach the files of Congress at once. Doubtless it found the popular chan- 
nel of publicity of that day, being privately printed as " broadsides" and 
distributed with signatures attached. It cannot be said that it influenced 
the action of Delaware, and its effect on Maryland was not quite what was 
expected by the authors of the resolution. One response may or may not be 
attributed £o it : the issue at Hartford on the 7th of April of power to 
the Connecticut delegates to conclude confederation without the thirteenth 

But Maryland had made ready for the assault. Fully anticipating the 
responsibility that must come upon the state as last obstinate objector in 
the confederation dispute, the general assembly had prepared a justification 
of past action and had taken counsel of the sense and deliberate judgment 
of the state for a future course. It was decided that the state should re- 
main independent, continuing in loyalty to the original compact of colonies 
until liberty was won, but not confederating on the basis proposed. 

The declaration of intentions respecting confederation, and the personal 
instructions to their six delegates in Congress for use of the same, were 
prepared by the Maryland assembly simultaneously with the Virginia se- 
ries of resolves. The two instruments bear date of December 15, four 
days ahead of the Virginia proposition. The Maryland declaration is a 
restatement of the series of resolves, remonstrance, and instructions M of 
the assembly in the course of the dispute, upon which the amendments 
and alterations proposed on behalf of the State from time to time were 
drawn, while the second instrument conveys assurances to the delegates 
of the sentiments of the state, and explicit directions for their final action 
on confederation. 

The declaration of Maryland was laid before Congrv x by the delegates 
of that state on Wednesday, January 6, 1779, but it was ^ot then consid- 
ered. It is not recorded as read in Congress, nor does it & k ^ear anywhere 

3 The instructions here referred to are in the action of the Maryland ^ leral assem- 
bly of the previous June, which had formed the basis of objections urgeo. « Congress 
against confederation at that time : 

Ki-sul ved, That the delegates from this state consider themselves bound by the instructions 
given in October session last, and that they endeavour to procure from Congress an explicit 
answer to the propositions therein contained ; but that they do not at any time consider them- 
selves at liberty to ratify or confirm any confederation of perpetual friendship and anion, until 
they have communicated such answer to the general assembly of this state and shall receive 
their express authority to do so. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 271 

in the journals, n but it is not to be doubted that the sentiments it express- 
ed respecting the confederacy were " made publicly known and explicitly 
and concisely declared," since the delegates wexe directed in the instruc- 

.... to have it printed and to present signed copies thereof to each of the dele- 
gates of other states to the intent and purpose that copies may be communi- 
cated to oar brethren in the United States, and the contents taken into their 
serious and candid consideration. 

The old argument appears in the declaration of the injustice and unfair- 
ness in the exclusive use of the crown lands by individual states, but addi- 
tional force and effect is secured by reference to certain preparations for 
immediate sales of the vacant lands. However, the most interesting fea- 
ture of the paper is the fresh cry of alarm raised on account of newly 
discovered dangers in the proposed confederation. 

Maryland apprehensions were aroused by the reading of Article in of 
the confederation, which seems to be merely an expression in fervent lan- 
guage of the "firm bond of friendship" which was to hold the sister states 
in perpetual amity. By this bond the assembly seemed to fear that Mary- 
land might be "burthened with heavy expenses for the subduing and guar- 
anteeing immense tracts of country, although having no share of the mon- 
eys arising from the sales of the lands within those tracts or be otherwise 
benefitted thereby." It is stated : 

We declare that we mean not to subject ourselves to such guaranty nor will 
we be responsible for any part of 6uch expense, unless the third article and pro- 
viso [of article rx] be explained so as to prevent their being hereafter construed 
in a manner injurious to this state. 2 * 

There are promises, also, that Maryland will accede to the confederation 
provided the desired amendments are made, 

expressly reserving or securing to the United States a right in common in, and 
to all the lands lying to the westward of the frontiers as aforesaid, not granted 
to, surveyed for, or purchased by individuals at the commencement of the pres- 
ent war, in such manner that the said lands be sold out, or otherwise disposed 
of for the common benefit of all the states ; and that tine money arising from 
the sale of those lands, or the quit rents reserved thereon, may be deemed and 
taken as part of the moneys belonging to the United States, and as such be ap- 
propriated by Congress towards defraying the expenses of the war. and the 
payment of interest on moneys borrowed or to be borrowed on the credit of the 
United States from France or any other European power, or for any other joint 
benefit of the United States. 

The final paragraph of the declaration pledges Maryland's adherence to 
the cause of freedom until independence is firmly established- but shifts 
the responsibility for prolongation of the war upon those '•' who by refusing 
to comply with requisitions so just and reasonable have hitherto prevented 
the confederation from taking place, and are therefore justly chargeable 
with every evil which have flowed and may fiow frc -\ such procrastina- 
tion." » \ 

21 It is stated in the final act of ratification of the Maryland Ass*. *bly, adopted Feb- 
ruary 2, 1781, and read in Congress February 12, that the declai. ion " stands en- 
tered on the journals of Congress," but no such endorsement appeal vn the original 
ms. document, which is in the papers of the Continental Congress, 5Jo TO, p. 293. 

14 Article in of the confederation reads &£ follows : 

The said states hereby severally enter iuto a firm league of friendship with tjich other, for 
their common defence, the security of their liberties, and tfc»rr mtrtrcal and general welfare; 
binding themselves to assist each other, against all force offered to, or attacks made opon them, 
or any of them on account of religion, sovereignty, trade or asy other pretence whatever. 

23 Printed in full in Hening's Statutes, vol. 10, p. 549. 

272 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

No trace of the instructions appears in the January record of Congress. 
This document was not filed with the declaration, but was read in secret 
and held in reserve by the Maryland delegation, to answer the call for fur- 
ther powers for ratification, should that be heard. The paper instructs the 
delegates respecting the use of the declaration, and directs them as to the 
votes they give and the opinions they deliver in Congress respecting confed- 
eration. " We have spoken with freedom as becomes freemen, and we 
sincerely wish that our representations, may make such an impression on 
that assembly as to induce them to make such addition to the articles of 
confederation as may bring about a permanent union." 

Maryland's course of opposition is explained at length, and the obstruc- 
tion of the confederation is fully justified to the delegates on patriotic 
grounds. The private use of the crown lands, which were secured at com- 
mon expense, is the main point. The instability of the proposed union, 
formed on so great an injustice, is argued on the theory that the states 
which have acceded to the present confederation contrary to their own in- 
terests and judgments will consider it no longer binding when the causes 
cease to operate, and will eagerly embrace the first occasion of asserting 
their just rights and securing their independence. The preparations of 
Virginia to sell the lands is cited as to what may be expected. 

Suppose Virginia indisputably possessed of the extensive and fertile country 
to which she has set up a claim, what would be the consequences to Maryland? 
They cannot escape the least discerning. Virginia, by selling on the most mod- 
erate terms a small portion of the lands in question would draw into her treas- 
ury vast sums of money, and in proportion to the sums arising from such sales 
would be enabled to lessen her taxes. Lands comparatively cheap and taxes 
comparatively low with the lands and taxes of an adjacent state, would quickly 
drain the state thus disadvantageously circumstanced of its most useful inhabi- 
tants, its wealth, and its consequence in the scale of confederated states would 
sink of course. 

The declared intention of Virginia to relinquish at some future period a 
portion of the country contended for is criticised " as made to lull suspicion 
asleep, and to cover the design of a secret ambition ; or, if the thought 
were seriously entertained, the lands are how claimed to reap an immedi- 
ate profit from the sales." The argument of nationalizing the crown lands 
follows, and then the words : 

We have co~dly and dispassionately considered the subject ; we have weighed 
probable ino leniences and hardships against the sacrifice of just and essential 
rights ; ar do instruct you not to agree to the confederation unless an article 
or articl' be added thereto in conformity with our declaration. Should we suc- 
ceed in /Otaining such article or articles, then you are hereby fully empowered 
to ac<- -te to the confederation. 2 * 

T or reasons not disclosed in official records the Virginia resolutions pro- 
posing a confederacy of part of the states were not presented in Congress 
until the 20th of May. On that day the delegates of Virginia laid before 
Congress an attested copy of the two resolutions of the assembly pertain- 
ing to this subject, which had been in their care since the December pre- 
vious, and the same were read and entered in the journals. In pursuance 
of the powers and instructions therein contained the delegates moved to 
carry the resolutions into immediate effect by recommending ratification 
on the basis proposed, on a fixed date to be determined in Congress. The 
delegates of Virginia then delivered a paper signed by them in the fol- 
lowing words : 

"The original ms. Instructions are in the papers of the Continental Congress, No. 
70, p. 305. The paper is recorded in the journals of Congress under date of May 21, 
1779, and may be found in Hening's Statutes, vol. 10, p. 553. 

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In consequence of the foregoing instructions and powers to us given we do 
hereby declare, that we are ready and willing to ratify the confederation with 
any one or more states named therein, so that the same shall be forever binding 
upon the state of Virginia. 

Merewether Smith, Richard Henry Lee. 

Cyrus Griffin, William Fleming. 

No action of Congress is recorded on the Virginia proposition. No dis- 
cussion took place and, apparently, the motion of the Virginia delegates 
was not put to vote. The next day's business began with the delegates of 
Maryand " informing Congress, that they had received instructions respect- 
ing the articles of confederation, which they were directed to lay before Con- 
gress, and to have entered on their journals." The Maryland instructions 
were read by the secretary and were spread upon the pages of the journal. 
Following this the Connecticut delegation filed the further powers issued 
to them authorizing them to ratify the confederation with eleven states, 
omitting Maryland, "in the most full and ample manner. Always pro- 
vided, that the state of Maryland be not thereby excluded from acceding 
to said confederation at anytime thereafter." 

Confident in the security of her claims from local interference, and no 
longer fearing the interposition of Congress, the Virginia assembly now 
made haste with the legislation necessary for immediate disposition of the 
property to the best advantage of the commonwealth. The long deferred 
land office was provided for in a bill enacted soon after the close of the In- 
diana Company hearing. A second bill " for adjusting and settling the titles 
of claimers to unpatented lands under the present and former governments, 
previous to the establishment of the commonwealth's land office," was en- 
acted at the same time to ease the anxiety in the settlements on the fron- 

The land office was to open in October, the terms and manner of grant- 
ing waste and unappropiated lands were fixed, and a register was appointed 
to take office immediately. A special order for record books of sales was 
made in the assembly so that no time would be lost in the remote counties 
of Monongahela, Yohogania, Ohio, and Kentucky, bordering upon the river. 
The lands were to be distributed according to the ancient custom to pros- 
pectors making entry and survey by county surveyors commissioned by the 
College of Will'im and Mary, and warrants issued on proof. Officers and 
soldiers had t' /preference, as provided by the several bounty laws, and 
actual settle yon uncontested claims were also privileged to purchase the 
lands they .^cupied. All other waste and unappropriated lands on the 
eastern ' /western waters, within the territory of the commonwealth, were 
for sat/fio any person in quantity desired at the rate of forty pounds per 
hundred acres. The laws were printed and distributed to the various coun- 
ties, and extraordinary means were employed to spread abroad quickly the 
news of the opening of the land office. On the last day of the summer 
session of the Virginia assembly it was 

Resolved, That the Governor be desired to transmit by the post one hundred 
copies of the act .... to the Virginia delegates in Congress, and desire them 
to take the most speedy and effectual measures for dispensing and publishing 
the same in the.different states." 

These laws were intended to apply, until further orders of the Virginia 
assembly, to lands only as far westward as the Ohio River, but it will not 

a The acts were passed on the 23d of June. They may be found in Hening's Stat- 
utes, vol. 10, pp. 35-65. 

274 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

be doubted tbat it was the plan to extend as soon as practicable to the re- 
gions across the river. But the time never came for Virginia to sell off 
Ohio lands. Disapproval of the land office act arose to prevent it. These 
laws made actual trespassers of the speculators and settlers along the river, 
most of whom held title from the confederated Indians. As this was an 
issue of national magnitude the dispossessed memorialists took an appeal 
to Congress and secured the int rposition of the United States to restrain 
Virginia. 26 

The memorials were presented and read in Congress on the 14th of 
September. George Morgan, petitioning for the Indiana Company, con- 

" that the tract of country claimed by the Indiana Company was separated by 
the King of Great Britain, before independence was declared, from the dominion, 
which, in the right of the crown. Virginia claimed over it, and cannot remain 
subject to the jurisdiction of Virginia, or any particular state, but of the whole 
United States in Congress, assembled." 

Morgan prays for an order to stay Virginia in the sale of the land in 
question till the case can be heard in Congress, and " the whole rights of 
the owners of the tract of land called Vandalia, of which Indiana is a part, 
shall be ascertained in such a manner as may tend to support the sover- 
eignty of the United States and the just rights of the individual therein." 
The same point was raised by William Trent in a second memorial in re- 
gard to the larger tract called Vandalia, and there were other appeals of 
minor importance. 27 

The delegates of Virginia made instant objection to the consideration of 
these Papers in Congress, raising for the first time in American politics an 
issue of state rights. The matter of Virginia's protest does not appear in 
the records, but from subsequent proceedings in Congress its purport may 
be known. The objections were based on the doctrine that Congress had 
no jurisdiction over the subject-matter of the Morgan memorial since it was 
related to the internal affairs of a sovereign state. The question was put 
to vote and the reference was ordered. The committee of five delegates 
elected by vote of states was directed by order of Congress 

to enquire into the foundation of the objection formerly made by the Vir- 
ginia delegates, upon the reading of the petition and the memorial, to the juris- 
diction of Congress on the subject matter of the said papers, and first report 
the facts relating to that point.* 8 

The committee took quick action on the protest, with results detrimental 
to Virginia, declaring 

. . . that they nave read over and considered the state of facts given in by the 
delegates of Virginia, and cannot find any such distinction between the question 
of jurisdiction of Congress, and the merits of the cause, as to recommend any 
decision upon the first separately from the last. 

And in addition to this, they offer a preamble and a resolution reproba- 
ting the action of the commonwealth in opening a land office. 

M George Crogan appeared on the 5th of Jane before the Virginia House of Dele- 
gates praying to be heard, and on the 9th presented a memorial praying for confirma- 
tion of title to three tracts of land on tiie Ohio purchased in 1749 from the Six Nations. 
After the decision against the Indiana Company Crogan took his case direct to Con- 
gress. Many papers relating to Western claims may be found in the Papers of the 
Continental Congress, No. 30. 

27 The Morgan memorial is spread on the minutes of Congress. The original Trent 
memorial is in the papers of the Continental Congress, No. 41, vol. x, p. 79. 

28 The vote was six to five. Connecticut for the first time voted with the non-claim- 
ants, New York was divided, and Georgia was not represented. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 275 

The delegates were in conflict in Congress for two days oyer this report. 
There was apparently no trouble in the decision on the point of jurisdiction, 
for the members seemed to agree with the committee ; but on the wording 
of the preamble, and the substance of the resolution, there were several 
divisions. Maryland delegates offered a substitute of more drastic criticism 
of Virginia's land office programme. On this there was a sharp conflict. 59 
The Maryland form carried at first, but on reconsideration a more rea- 
sonable resolution was adopted, in these words : 

Whereas the appropriation of vacant lands by the several states during the 
continuance of the war, will, in the opinion of Congress, be attended with great 
mischiefs; therefore, 

Resolved, that it be earnestly recommended to the state of Virginia, to re- 
consider their late act of assembly for opening their land office; and that it be 
recommended to the said state, and all other states similarly circumstanced, to 
forbear settling or issuing warrants for unappropriated lands, or granting the 
same during the continuance of the present war. 

Report of this action first reached the Virginia assembly in a letter from 
the delegates of the commonwealth. The letter and proceedings were read 
in the house of delegates on the 13th of November and referred to a 
committee of the whole house on the state of the commonwealth. The 
committee took up the matter the same day and soon came to resolutions 
which were at once reported ; and, all formalities being suspended in view 
of the importance of the subject, the resolutions were unanimously agreed 
to by both house and senate. 

Resolved, nemine contra dicente, That a remonstrance be drawn up to the Hon. 
the American Congress, firmly asserting the right of this commonwealth to its 
own territory, complaining of their having received petitions from certain per- 
sons, styling themselves the Indiana and Vandalia companies, upon claims which 
not only interfere with the laws and internal policy, but tend to subvert the 
government of this commonwealth, and introduce general confusion ; and ex- 
pressly excepting and protesting against the jurisdiction of Congress therein as 
unwarranted by the fundamental principles of the confederation. 

Resolved, nemine contra dicente, That the Governor, with the advice of the 
council, be empowered and required to use the most effectual means for appre- 
hending and securing any person or persons within this commonwealth, who 
shall attempt to subvert the government thereof, or set up any separate govern- 
ment within the same, that such person or persons may be brought to trial, 
according to due course of law? 

A remonstrance to Congress was issued by Virginia in pursuance of this 
action, but not in the belligerent tones of the resolutions. The remonstrance 
bears date of its adoption in the assembly thirty days after the passage of the 
resolutions. It doubtless found its way directly to the congressional com- 
mittee, which was still at work on the memorials. The remonstrance as- 
sures Congress that, "Although the general assembly of Virginia would 
make great sacrifices to the common interests of America .... and be 
ready to listen to any just and reasonable propositions for removing the 
ostensible causes of the delay to the complete ratification of the confedera- 
tion, they .... expressly protest against any jurisdiction or right of adju- 
dication in Congress, upon .... any matter or thing subversive of the internal 
policy, civil government, or sovereignty of this or any other of the United 
American States." There are other interesting features of the renion- 

89 Mr. Paca of Maryland wished to censure Virginia for opening the land office, be- 
cause it " has produced much uneasiness, dispute and controyersy, and greatly weak- 
ened these United States by the emigration of their inhabitants to parts remote from 
defence against the common enemy. But as the land office had been open less zbjm 
a month this language was scarcely justifiable. 

276 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

strance not anticipated in the resolutions : a warning against establishing 
dangerous precedents in seizing lands of states ; a reminder of the effect of 
congressional interposition, upon the pending negotiations for peace, in 
which the charters of the states were to be urged as the basis of definition 
of the United States boundaries j 80 and a reference to the safety clause in 
the ninth article of the confederation by which " the righte of sovereignty 
and jurisdiction within her own territory were reserved and secured to Vir- 
ginia when she acceded to the articles of confederation." There is infor- 
mation, also, of the offer of the general assembly of bounty lands " out of 
their territory on the northwest side of the Ohio river," and Congress is 
assured that " the offer when accepted will be most cheerfully made good." 
No word appears respecting reconsideration of the land office act, nor of 
a suspension of the distribution of the vacant lands ; but in the first para- 
graph of the document it is announced that " the general assembly have 
enacted a law to prevent present settlement on the northwest side of the 
Ohio river." 

The law to prevent present settlements on the northwest side of the Ohio 
River, referred to in the Virginia remonstrance, is easily identified as a 
paragraph inserted by the Virginia House as an amendment to a bill rela- 
ting to the location of warrants on the military reservation, then in its final 
passage in the assembly. The circumstances of this enactment are interest- 
ing. Information was received in the House on the 8th of November, in 
a communication from the Governor, respecting "intrusions on Indian 
lands upon the Ohio." From reports 81 received the same day in Congress 
it is learned that these intruders are 

. . . some of the inhabitants from Yoghiagania and Ohio counties, "Virginia, 
who had crossed the Ohio River and made small improvements on the Indian's 
lands, from the river Muskingum to Fort Mcintosh, and 30 miles up the branches 
of the Ohio River. 

The trespassers had been apprehended and their huts destroyed by the 
Continentals under Col. Broadhead. In consequence of this news from the 
frontiers the assembly made haste to enlarge the scope of the pending, bill, 
adding the paragraph prohibiting settlements on the northwest side of the 
Ohio, and 

. . . desiring the Governor to issue a proclamation, requiring all persons settled 
on the said land immediately to remove therefrom, and forbidding others to 
settle in future, and moreover, with the advice of the council from time to time, 
to order such armed force as shall be thought necessary to remove from the 
said lands, such person or persons as shall remain on or settle contrary to the 
said proclamation. 3 * 

New York, moved by this display of national spirit in Congress, made 
an immediate surrender of all claims upon the western country. The firm 
stand of Congress against Virginia, proudest of the claimants, inspired the 
legislature to relinquish the long standing rights of the state to the Iroquois 
lands. New York gave up this great property freely, with no thought of 
reservation, and without suggestion of personal indemnity for the expenses 
of a century of support of the historic contract with the Sis United Na- 

30 Cf. Note 6, supra. 

31 In a letter of the 26th of October from Col. Broadhead to the president of Con- 
gress, on the basis of which Congress ordered a letter enclosing a copy of the letter of 
Col. Broadhead sent to the Governor of Virginia, from whose jurisdiction the offenders 
came, " requesting his excellency to endeavor to prevent a repetition of the trespass 
mentioned in it." 

38 This act is printed in Hening's Statutes, vol. 10, p. 159, but there is no trace of the 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 277 

tions, from whom the state derived title. The New York cession of terri- 
tory is in the form of " an act to facilitate the completion of the articles of 
confederation and perpetual union among the American States," passed by 
the legislature on the 19th of February, 1780. The act confers full power 
and authority upon their delegates in Congress, 

... to limit and restrict the boundaries of the state in the western parts thereof, 
either with respect to the jurisdiction or right of pre-emption of soil, or both, 
and to relinquish the territory to the north and westward of these boundaries, 
" to be and enure for the use and benefit of such of the United States as shall 
become members of the federal union." 

The New York act of cession was read in Congress on the 7th of March 
following its passage, and was referred to a committee of three delegates 
chosen by a vote of the 6tates to consider the matter. The New York act 
and the unfinished business of the former committee of five, the Maryland 
and Virginia papers, and the memorials of the Indian claimants, were re- 
ported upon six months later, and the famous recommendations of Septem- 
ber 6, calling upon the claimant states to surrender a portion of their 
claims for the general good, is the report of this committee. 88 

Congress took the report into consideration on that date, and it was 
agTeed to as reported. This document is often printed in full in accounts 
of the land cessions. The committee conceived it to be unnecessary to take 
up the matters raised in the papers of Maryland and Virginia. They declared 

That it appears more advisable to press upon those states which can remove 
the embarrassments respecting the western country, a liberal surrender of a 
portion of their territorial claims since they cannot be preserved entire without 
endangering the stability of the general confederacy. 

It was advised to urge upon the legislatures the indispensable necessity 
of establishing the federal union. The example of the New York act was 
commended. The states were to be urged to pass the laws for the desired- 
cessions, and the legislature of Maryland was to be earnestly requested to 
authorize its delegates in Congress to subscribe the articles. 

Congress took the necessary measures to carry out the provisions of this 
resolution. But in order to reassure the states making land cessions, that 
the territory entrusted to Congress would be held only for the common use 
and benefit of the United States in the manner contended for from the be- 
ginning of the controversy, a pledge was issued October 10, in this form : 

Besolved, That the unappropriated lands that may be ceded or relinquished 
to the United States, by any particular state, pursuant to the recommendation 
of Congress of the 6th day of September last, shall be disposed of for the 
common benefit of the United States, and be settled and formed into distinct 
republican states, which shall become members of the federal union, and have 
the same rights of sovereignty, freedom and independence as the other states ; 
that each state which shall be so formed shall contain a suitable extent of terri- 
tory, not less than 100 nor more than 150 miles square, or as near thereto as 
circumstances will admit ; That the necessary and reasonable expenses which 
any particular state shall have incurred since the commencement of the present 
war, in subduing any British posts, or in maintaining forts or garrisons within 
and for the defence, or in acquiring any part of the territory that may be ceded 
or relinquished to the United States, shall be reimbursed. 

* The sequence of commitments of these papers is in a tangle on account of omis- 
sions in the journals of Congress. The original committee of October 8, John Wither- 
spoon of New Jersey, chairman, seems tohave been superseded by this committee of 
three, Messrs. Sherman of Connecticut, Burke of North Carolina, and Holton of 
Massachusetts Bay. Later a committee of seven was chosen with John Witherspoon 
agiin as chairman, and the final cessions report of November, 1781, was made by 
another committee of which Elias Boudinot was chairman. 

278 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

That the said lands shall be granted or settled at such times and under such 
regulations as shall hereafter be agreed on by the United States in Congress 
assembled, or any nine or more of them. 

Two days after the adoption of this resolution in Congress, October 12, 
1780, the Connecticut legislature, without knowledge of the programme 
therein pledged for territorial disposition, resolved to make a proportionate 
cession of the land claims of the state in the western country. The Con- 
necticut resolutions proposed to surrender a portion of lands westward of 
the Susquehanna purchase, in compliance with the earlier recommendation, 
reserving full jurisdiction of the lands ceded. This was unsatisfactory as 
compared with the unreserved cession authorized by New York, but the 
resolution was not officially returned to Congress until the last day of 
January, by which time the third state had reported a plan of cession 
even more objectionable. 84 

Virginia's response to the recommendations of Congress is in the form 
of a resolution of the general assembly bearing date of January 2, 1781. 
The resolution makes no cession of territory, and confers no authority on 
the delegates to cede. It is merely a resolve that the commonwealth " will 
yield all claims " to a portion of the crown lands, on conditions which Con- 
gress was compelled to decline, for reasons expressed in the after-report of 
the committee, " as inconsistent with the interests of the United States, the 
duty Congress owes to their constituents, or the rights necessarily vested in 
them as the sovereign power of the United States." By the terms of the 
act, the assembly pledges 

That this commonwealth will yield to the Congress of the United States, for 
the benefit of the said United States, all right, title and claim that the said 

31 The method of cession proposed by Connecticut was too clumsy to admit f 
acceptance. The lands were to be granted direct to settlers by Connecticut for the 
benefit of the confederated United States, in specified estates, on survey warrants 
issued by Congress to grantees, as agreed to by the delegates, or any three of them. 
There is an attested copy of the resolution of cession in the Papers of the Continental 
Congress, No. 66, vol. 2, pp. 178-9. Following is a copy of the record of the action in 
the ms. vol. ii, Records of the State of Connecticut, October, 1780 : 

This Assembly taking into their Consideration a Resolution of Congress of the 6th of Septem- 
br last recomending to the several States which have vacant unappropriated Land? lying within 
.the limits of their respective Charters ud Claims to adopt Measures which may effectually re- 
move the Obstacle that prevents a Ratification of the Articles of confederation together with 
the Papers from the States of New York Maryland & Virginia, which accompanied the same 
and being anxious for the accomplishment of an Event most desirable and important to the 
Liberty and Independence of this rising Empire, will do every Thing in their power to facilitate 
the same, Notwithstanding the Objection which they have to several parts of it. Resolved by 
this Assembly, that they will Ceedand relinquish to the United States who shall he confederated 
for their Use and benefit their Right or preemption of Soil in or to so much of the vacant and 
unapropriated Lands Claimed by this State contained and comprehended within the extent and 
Limits of their Charter and Grant from King Charles the second, and which lies and extends 
within the Limits of the same Westward of the Susquehanna Purchase so called and Eastward 
of the River Misisipi, as shall be in Just proportion of what shall be Ceded and relinquished 
by the other states, Claiming and holding vacant Lands as aforesaid with the Quantity of such 
their Claim unappropriated at the Time when the Congress of the United States was first con. 
rened and held at Philadelphia. 

And it is further Resolved that all the Lands to be ceded and relinquished hereby, for the 
benefit of the Confederated United States with respect to property, but which shall neverthe- 
less remain nnder the Jurisdiction of Una State shall be disposed of and appropriated in such 
manner onlv as the Congress of the United states shall direct and that a Warrant under the 
Authority of Congress for surveying and laying out any part thereof, shall entitle the Party in 
whose favour it shall issue, to cause the same to be laid out and returned according to the 
Direction s of such Warrant, and thereupon the Interest and Title of This State shall pass and be 
confirmed to the Grantee for the Estate specified in the said Warrant for which no other fee or 
reward shall be demanded or received thin such as shall be allowed by Congress always pro- 
vided that said Lands to be granted as aforesaid, be laid out and surveyed in Townships in regular 
form to a suitable number of Settlers in inch manner as will best promote the Settlement and 
cultivation of the same according to the trae spirit and principles of a Republican State. And 
the Delegates of this State in Congress or anv three of them are hereby Impowered & Author- 
ized in behalf of this State to agree to the Location of such Warrants and surveys as shall be 
made by Congress according to and in pursuance of the Resolves aforesaid and whatever may 
be further necessary for the same being carried into full Execution. 

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commonwealth hath to the lands northwest of the river Ohio, upon the following 
conditions, to wit : . . . 

The conditions enumerated in the resolutions aside from those expressed 
in the resolution of October 10, all of which are restated in the Virginia 
resolutions, include protection for the French and Canadian inhabitants of 
the Illinois ; reservations of lands for the men of Clark's expedition and, 
if needed, for other soldiery of Virginia ; invalidation of all Indian pur- 
chases or royal grants which are inconsistent with the chartered rights, laws, 
and customs of Virginia ; and guaranty by the United States to the com- 
monwealth of " all the remaining territory of Virginia included between 
the Atlantic ocean and the southeast side of the river Ohio, and the Mary- 
land, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina boundaries." The " cession" was 
to be void and of no effect unless all the states in the American Union 
should ratify the articles of confederation, and it was expected in return 
" that every other state in the Union, under similar circumstances as to va- 
cant territory, will make similar cessions of the same to the United 
States for the general emolument." 

The three cessions of New York, Connecticut, and Virginia, covering 
practically the same lands and being so fundamentally different, required 
careful consideration, and Congress ordered a committee of seven to be 
elected to take them in charge. 86 The whole business of land concessions 
was relegated to this committee, where it remained until the thorough, com- 
prehensive, and exhaustive report, which was submitted to Congress on the 
3d of November, 1781, was finally disposed of in Congress eighteen months 
later. But while the theory and principle upon which the cessions were 
to stand remained officially in this prolonged state of abeyance, there was 
no uncertainty as to the status of the Northwest Territory. Sovereign con- 
trol of the crown lands of King George was forever secure in the United 
States, and it remained only for the subscriptions to the definitive Treaty 
at Paris to make it absolute. 

Maryland was now ready to enter the confederation. The cessions were 
made in part only, and in form wholly unsatisfactory, but with no ces- 
sions Maryland would have closed the circle of the confederacy at this junc- 
ture. The ultimate surrender of the so-called claims of individual states 
was inevitable ; the manner and form of surrender was immaterial. It was 
merely a matter of courtesy, from this time on, for Congress to negotiate 
with particular legislatures for terms of cessions. The natural unity of 
interests resulting from the near approach of peace, and the certitude of 
a liberal allowance from the British Commissioners for peace in the boun- 
dary settlements, would have given Congress the power of assertion of con- 
trol over the claimed lands if that had been necessary. 86 Other consider- 

* This commitment took place January 31, 1781. The journals of Congress for that 
day read : 

A letter of the 18th, from Governor Trumbull, was read, enclosing iu a resolution of the 
general assembly of that State, passed in October last, respecting the cession and relinquish- 
ment of the western territory to the United States, 

Ordered, That the resolution of October, together with the acts and resolutions of the State 
of Sew York and the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the same subject, be referred to a com- 
mittee of seven; the members, Mr. [John] Witherspoon [New Jersey], Mr. [Jamee] Duane 
[New York], Mr. [Jesse] Root [Connecticut] , Mr. [Samuel] Adams [Massachusetts], Mr. [John] 
Sullivan [New Hampshire], Mr. [Thomas] Burke [North CaroUna], Mr. [George] Walton 

The three papers named and the memorials from the earlier committee were all re- 
committed in July to a new committee of five, of which Elias Boudinot of New Jersey 
was chairman. 

* Congress had already made assertion of supremacy in a number of cases. In 
addition to the interposition in the Virginia land office matter, there is the example 

280 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [J^J 

ations impelled the state at this time — considerations of sentimental or pa- 
triotic nature — and, disregarding the cessions, the Maryland assemblj or- 
dered the name of the state to be subscribed within the thirteenth space on 
the scroll of the Act of Confederation. It remained only for Maryland to 
await with complaisance for the assured congressional control of the Nation- 
al domain. 

The act of the Maryland assembly authorizing the ratification of the 
articles of confederation is in the form of a preamble and a declaration, - 
agreed to on the 2d of February, 1781. The paper was reported to Con- 
gress and spread upon the minutes under date of February 12. The pre- 
amble tells its own story of the apprehensions which had led Maryland to 
the act : 

Whereas it hath been said that the common enemy is encouraged by this state 
not acceding to the confederation, to hope that the union of the sister states 
may be dissolved ; and therefore prosecutes the war in expectation of an event 
so disgraceful to America ; and our friends and illustrious ally are impressed 
with an idea that the common cause would be promoted by our formally acceding 
to the confederation ; this general assembly conscious that this state hath, from 
the commencement of the war, strenuously exerted herself in the common 
cause, and fully satisfied that if no formal confederation was to take place, it is 
the fixed determination of this state to continue her exertions to the utmost, 
agreeably to the faith pledged to the Union ; from an earnest desire to conciliate 
the affection of the sister states ; to convince all the world of our unutterable 
resolution to support the independence of the United States, and to destroy 
forever any apprehensions of our friends, or hope in our enemies, of this state 
being again united to Great Britain. 

And in order to guard the points of long contention the conditions of ratifi- 
cation are thus positively expressed : 

And it is hereby declared, that, by acceding to the said confederation, this state 
doth not relinquish.^nor intend to relinquish, any right or interest she hath, with 
the other united or confederated states to the back country ; and claim the same 
as fully as was done by the legislature of this state, in their declaration, which 
stands entered on the journals of Congress ; this state relying on the justice of 
the several states hereafter, as to the said claim made by this state. And it is 
further declared, that no article in the said confederation, can or ought to bind 
this or any other state, to guarantee any exclusive claim of any particular state, 
to the soil of the said back lands, or any such claim of jurisdiction over the said 
lands or the inhabitants thereof. 

On this firm foundation Maryland would have placed the final ratification 
of the confederation. Had it remained on that basis no more would have 
been required to place Congress in absolute control of all vacant lands and in- 
determinate boundaries of every state. The back line of Virginia would then 
have fallen at the water ridge of the Alleghanies, and the states of Ken- 
tucky and West Virginia would have had an independent organization and 
a more general settlement. But a conditional ratification was an impossi- 
bility without amendments that would require ratification and subscription 
of thirteen states. The articles must stand as ratified in Congress ; they 
could not be affected by the conditional action of any state legislature. 
Maryland's signature was yet to be placed on the form of ratification, and 

of the Pennsylvania- Virginia boundary disputes, wherein, on December 27, 1779, Con- 
gress resolved : 

That it be recommended to the contending parties not to grant any part of the disputed land, 
or to disturb the possession of any persons living therein, and to avoid every appearance of force 
until the dispute can be amicably settled by both States, or brought to a just decision by the 
intervention of Congress ; that possessions forcibly taken be restored to the original possessors, 
tnd things placed in the situation in which they were at the commencement of the present War, 
without prejudice to the claims of either party. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 281 

a day was set and a programme arranged for the ceremony — March 1, 
1781, at twelve o'clock, in Congress, when the final ratification of the con- 
federation of the United States of America was to be announced to the 
public. This ceremony was carried out as arranged, and the completed 
articles of confederation were entered on the minutes of Congress with 
the signatures transcribed. But before the act of confederation could be 
completed by such a ceremony it was necessary to perfect the record as to 
the action of New York. The act of cession of the legislature of that 
state was accordingly spread upon the minutes. The New York delegation 
then executed in Congress a declaration, ■which was likewise entered on the 
journals. By this instrument the delegates declare that, being uninstructed 
on the subject of the Virginia guarantee by their constitutents, the cession 
of land and the restriction of boundary of the state of New York which 
they are about to make on behalf of the state, " shall not be absolute, but, 
on the contrary, shall be subject to ratification and disavowal by the people 
of the state," unless the reserved territorial rights of New York shall be 
guaranteed for her future jurisdiction by the United States in the same 
manner as stipulated by Virginia as a condition of the cession. Following 
this in the minutes comes the deed of restriction and absolute cession trans- 
cribed as executed in due form with legal seals and signatures all com- 
plete. The New York northern and western boundaries are given as they 
now exist, and the delegates : 

.... cede, transfer, and forever relinquish to, and for the only use and benefit 
of such of the states as are or shall become parties to the articles of confeder- 
ation, all the right, title, interest, jurisdiction and claim, of the state of New 
York, to all the lands and territories to the northward and westward of the 
boundaries .... to be b ranted and disposed of, and appropriated in such man- 
ner only, as the congress of the said United or Confederated States shall order 
or direct. 37 

The interest now passes to the struggle of Virginia with the committee 
of Congress to whom was re-committed the acts of cession and the unfin- 
ished business of the Trent and Morgan memorials. The Virginia delega- 
tion resisted a notice to appear before the committee and confer with the 
memorialists on the subject of their memorials, conceiving that "it dero- 
gates from the sovereignty of a state to be drawn into a contest by an indi- 
vidual or individuals." They inquire if Congress " intended to authorize 
this committee to receive claims and hear evidence in behalf of the Indiana 
and Vandalia Companies adverse to the claims or cessions of the states," 
and requested the committee to forbear the conference until Congress could 
advise. They appealed to Congress a second time for a ruling " on the 
authority of the committee to admit council or to hear documents, proofs, 
or evidence not among the records, nor on the files of Congress, which have 
not been specifically referred to them." Congress supported the committee 
on these rulings, and Virginia from this time on found herself deserted by 
her former friends in the north. Finally, in the last call of the committee 
for proofs, the delegates on the part of Virginia stood on their state's 
rights, '* declining to make any elucidation of the claim, either to the lands 
ceded, or to the lands requested to be guaranteed to the state by Congress." 
The committee delayed no longer, and made final report to Congress on 
the 3d of November, 1781, on all matters recommitted to them. 

The report of the committee of five appears in full in the journals of 
the Continental Congress for the first of May, 1782, when, after several 

37 The New York deed of cession, one of twelve parchments transferred from the 
U. S. Depiartment of State, is in the Division of Manuscripts, Library of Congress. 

282 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

postponements, it was on the order of the day for final discussion. It is 
an exhaustive report, covering all points under dispute of the right and ti- 
tle of the public domain, laying foundations for the land policy of the 
United States for all time to come. The report deals primarily with the 
cessions, but it does not bring the settlement of this vexatious matter. Many 
years must pass before all that was necessary was said and done in Con- 
gress on this subject. But while it seems to fail in securing concessions 
from the states in the form desired, it removed the subject from contro- 
versy, advanced the sovereignty of the United States, and fixed a modus 
operandi in territorial disposition and Indian control. 

The report takes up the several cessions and claims on the basis of 
vouchers examined, 88 and information obtained as to the status of the 
lands mentioned in each ; and gives the results of the findings in the form 
of recommendations, with reasons itemized. The findings are entirelv ad- 
verse to Virginia on all points in controversy, and, according to the recom- 
mendations of the report the act of cession of the state of New York is to 
be accepted as based on claims of jurisdiction authentically derived from 
the Six United Nations of Indians. The claims of Massachusetts and 
Connecticut are disregarded entirely in the report, and these states are 
earnestly recommended " that they do without delay release all claims and 
pretensions of claim to the western country, without any conditions or re- 
strictions whatever." As to Virginia, it is resolved that " Congress cannot 
accept of the cession proposed to be made, or guarantee the tract of country 
claimed by Virginia," for the reason that the lands are within the claims 
of other states and outside the bounds of the late colony of Virginia as it 
stood at tho' beginning of the war. It is proposed as a resolution, 

That it be earnestly recommended to the state of Virginia, as they value the 
peace, welfare and increase of the United States, that they reconsider their said 
act of cession, and by a proper act for that purpose, cede to the United States 
all claims and pretensions of claim to the lands and country beyond a reason- 
able western boundary, consistent with their former acts while a colony under 
the power of Great Britain, and agreeable to their just rights of soil and juris- 
diction at the commencement of the present war, and that free from any condi- 
tions and restrictions whatever. 

Certain of the claims of the memorialists are sustained by the committee 
and confirmation of their purchases recommended, while others are con- 
demned. The outline of a national Indian policy will be referred to 
later, as also the pledge of suitable method of opening up the territory for 
settlement by a new system of quadrilateral surveying based perhaps on the 
suggestion contained in the Connecticut resolution of cession, adopted at 
Hartford on the 12th of October, 1780, 

Always provided that the said lands to be granted be laid out and surveyed in 
Townships in regular form to a suitable number of settlers, in such manner as 
will best promote the settlement and cultivation of the same according to the 
true spirit and principles of a republican state. 

w The original ms. report of this commission is in the Papers of the Continental 
Congress, No. 30, pp. 15-27. There are, apparently, none of the vouchers referred to 
as submitted by the states in elucidation of their claims among the papers, nor can 
there be found " the written paper hereto annexed and numbered twenty " which the 
report states was delivered by the Virginia delegates on their final refusal to sub- 
mit proof. 

[To be continued] 

1910] Proceedings of the iV. E. Hist. Gen. Society 283 


By Johx, Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 2 March, 1910. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held at Pilgrim Hall, 14 Beacon Street, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The records of the February meeting were read and approved. 

The reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, the Historian, and 
the Council were severally accepted. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered and 
taken, by which nine resident members were elected. 

Professor William Bennett Monro, LL.B., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of 
Government, Harvard University, read a paper on Fort William Henry, which 
was a study of the contestants, the theatre of operation, and the methods used 
in the campaign in which Port William Henry, which " threatened nothing and 
commanded nothing." was a feature. 

The subject was discussed by President Baxter, who spoke of the Louisburg 
campaign, by Mr. Moses W. Mann and Rev. Anson Titus. 

A vote was taken expressing to Professor Munro the appreciation of the 
meeting for the instruction and the pleasure derived from his paper. 

The meeting dissolved at 3.45 o'clock, after which refreshments, including 
Labrador Tea, were served. 

6 April. A stated meeting of the Society was held at Pilgrim Hall, 14 Beacon 
Street, at 2.30 p.m., Vice-President Cunningham in the chair. 

The minutes of the March meeting were read and approved. 

The rule as to proceedings was suspended by vote. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered taken, 
by which ten resident members were elected. 

The reports of the Librarian, Historian, Corresponding Secretary, and Council 
were severally accepted. % 

On motion of William Carver Bates, it was voted that the thanks of the So- 
ciety be extended to the anonymous donor of the portrait of Henry F. Waters, 
Esq., for his gift, which shall serve as a memorial of one who has worked so 
effectively among English records. 

Hon. Curtis Guild, Jr., former Governor of Massachusetts, read a paper on 
Gustavus Adolphus and his Connection with the Puritan Uprising, in which he 
showed that the king was the advocate of freedom of thought, of conscience, 
and of government, and one who made war for civil and religious liberty, not 
for territory. 

On motion of Hosea S. Ballon, it was voted that the thanks of the Society be 
given to Ex-Governor Guild for his address, which treated so exhaustively and 
interestingly the story of Gustavus Adolphus and the Thirty Years War. 

The meeting then dissolved. 


It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has WO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 18 Somerset Street, Boston. 

Lambert. — Miss Annie C. Miller of Roxbury owns a very old and imperfect 
primer, or catechism, on which appears the words : " Jesse Lambert brought from 
England in 1680. Mllford, Conn." The handwriting is of the Colonial period. 
This confirms Savage's statement that Lambert Was of Milford in the year 
mentioned. C. K. Bolton. 

Brookline, Mass. 

VOL. LXIV. 20 

284 fates [July 

Thwing, Leverett. — The following item may be of interest to the Leverett 
and allied families. In searching for the birthplace of my ancestor. Benjamin 
Thwing, I came across the wills of John Thwing of Kingston-upon-Hull, York- 
shire, Eng., and of his wife Helen, or Ellen. John Thwing speaks of his son-in- 
law Ralph Hudson, and Helen Thwing names her daughter Marie and son-in-law 
Ralph Hudson. Ralph Hudson, wife Marie and three children, and Benjamin 
Thwing came in the Susan and Ellen in 1635. Their daughter Hannah married 
Gov. John Leverett, son of Elder Thomas Leverett. Their descendants, includ- 
ing John Leverett, President of Harvard College, are well known. 

65 Beech Glen Street, BorJbury. Walter Eliot Thwing. 

James Family Notes.— In a copy in my possession, of the Collins Bible oc- 
tavo size, printed at Trenton. N. J., by Isaac Collins, the Old Testament in 1793. 
and the New Testament in 1794, 1 mad' these entries at the end of the Old Testa- 
ment : 

William James born in East Greenwich In the County of Kent State of 
Rodeisland in the year of our Lord 1776 in July the 25 of thursday. 

Marey James born in East Greenwich In the County of Kent State of Rodeis- 
land in the year of our Lord 1775 in June the 9- of. William Nelson. 

Paterson, N. J. 

Hunt. — The following memoranda are taken from a bible leaf given -to the 
Society by Mr. George W. Humphrey. 21 Bromfield Street, Boston -: 
1791 May 16 John Hunt & Sarah Coombs wase man-ad 

W m Hunt Born in the year 1792 

Elizeabeth Hunt Bom inline year 1793 

Mary Hunt Born in the year 1800 

Elizeabeth Hunt Died in the year 1802 

Sarah Hunt Died in the year 1304 

John Hunt and Martha Burges wase marrad in year 1805 

John Hunt was Born in the year 1806 

Sarah Hunt was Beam in the year 1809 

Sarah Hunt Died in the year 1810 

Fev fc y 


Sep 4 












Fev b y 


Decern 1 


Snow.— In the Register, vol. 49. p. 202, the author of the Snow Genealogy 
states that the wife of Joseph 3 (Joseph 2 , Nicholas 1 ) Snow was Sarah Smith, 
that they had several children, of whom one was Nathaniel, and that Joseph the 
husband died 23 Jan. 1704-5 at Eastham. On the succeeding page mention is 
made of the marriage of Sarah Snow to Daniel Hamilton of Monomoit 9 Aug. 
1708, but her identity is left in dombt. That she was the widow of Joseph' 
Snow seems to be established by tbe following testimony : " Nathaniel Snow 
of Lawful Age Testifieth and Saith that on or aboute ye year 1709 I went to 
Chatham to Live with my Father in Law Daniel Hambleton Late of said Chatham 
Deceased and I saw my said Fath^. John Atkins, Theophilus Mayo. Thomas 
Mayo, John Smith and Joshua Higgnms Mow and Carry of hay from Monnimoit 
Great Beach for seven years together without Molestation. Sworn in Court 
July 1753. Att. Sam'l Winthrop Clerk." Files, Superior Court of Judicature, 
No. 76,149. The first wife of Daniel Hamilton was Mary daughter of Samuel 
Smith of Eastham. 

There is a probability that Isaac and Elisha Snow, sons of John 2 (Nicholas 1 ), 
may have removed to Duck Creek. Delaware, in 1711. Several families went 
there from Chatham in that year. (See State Archives. Petition of Monomoit 
for incorporation (1711), and Scharf, History of Delaware, vol. 2, p. 1085.) 

Chatham, Mass. William C. Smith. 

Sherman : a correction.— In volume 3, pp. 1993-5. of •- Genealogical and 
Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts," 
published by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1910, there 
is given a faulty record of one line from Hon. Philip 1 Sherman to his sxandson, 
William 3 (Eber, 2 Philip 1 ). It states that Wiliiam 3 's son. Jacob, 4 b.^Nov. 20. 
1733, in N. Kingstown, R. I., married an Elizabeth Williams and had a family of 
eleven children, of whom one was a son, Jacob, who married and became the 
father of Rev. Nathau Drury Sherman of Whitirgham, Vt. 

This is absolutely wrong. Jacoo* (William. 3 Eber. 2 Philip 1 ), born. Nov. 20. 
1733, in N. Kingstown, R. I., married. Dec. 30. 1753, Susanna Bissell. of N. 


Notes 285 

Kingstown. They went to Scituate in 1766, and thence to Pownal, Vt., in 1779. 
I have Susanna (Bissell) Sherman's own record of her marriage and of her chil- 
dren and their marriages. They were never of Savoy, Mass., where the Rev. 
Nathan's father is said to have lived, and they had no son Jacob. 

Just what sort of editorial supervision the four volumes of this work en- 
joyed, it is difficult to imagine. Editors cannot, of course, be expected to be 
familiar with all the genealogical matter that comes before them; but it is to 
be expected of them that they should know something of the abilities of their 
contributors. Frank Dempster Sherman. 

1 58 West 105th Street, New York City. 

Woods, a correction. — In "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating 
to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts," 4 vols., New York, 
Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908, there is a remarkable pedigree, 
pages 2114-15, of the Woods family. The line of Benjamin Woods of Unity, 
Me., who was born there 24 Jan. 1828, is given as follows: Samuel, 1 Nathan- 
iel, 1 Jonathan, 3 Joseph, 4 Joseph 5 . 

Of Jonathan, 3 bora at Groton, Mass., 4 June 1715, it is stated that he " prob- 
ably was among the first of the Woods colony that went into the province of 
New Hampshire, although the year of his emigration and the place of his set- 
tlement in that region is not known" ; but inasmuch as he never lived beyond 
the confines of Groton and its West Parish (Pepperell), and died at Pepperell 
(see Register, ante, p. 39), the statement is extraordinary. As for Jonathan's 
son Joseph, 4 he died young, in 1751, as records show, and therefore was not 
" mentioned as one oi the early settlers of Mason, New Hampshire, where dur- 
ing the period of his residence he appears to have been a person of consider- 
able importance" and " eventually went into the adjoining province of Maine," 
and he did not marry " Mary Waugh," as related in the pedigree. 

The Joseph Woods who married Mary Waugh ( see Register, ante, p. 148) 
was born at Pepperell 3 Jan. 1754, son of Moses 3 (Nathaniel 1 , Samuel 1 ), and he 
never moved from Mason, N. H., dying there 11 May 1830, aged 76 (see Hist, of 
Mason, p. 186;. 

The Joseph 5 of the pedigree, who " is believed to have been born in Standish, 
Maine," was not son of Joseph and Mary ( Waugh) because their son Joseph 
was born in Mason, N. H., 27 Oct. 1782, and there married, 6 June 1804, Nancy 

The father of Benjamin 4 of Unity, Me., was born 22 Sept. 1778, and died 13 
Jan. 1872, according to information obtained from his grandson, and I am un- 
able to place him in the Groton family of Woods. 

Boston, Mass. Henry E. Woods. 

Ltbertt Tree and the Great Elm. — Referring to the Great Elm, which for- 
merly stood on Boston Common, the following statement is made on p. 141 of the 
Register for April, id 10: "The tree was used by the Sons of Liberty as a 
meeting place, and from this it doubtless took its name of Liberty Tree." Is 
not this statement somewhat ambiguous, and calculated to give the impression 
that the Great Elm and the Liberty Tree were one and the same? We in Boston 
of course know that such was not the case, but those at a distance might easily 
be led astray. The famous Liberty Tree was not on the Common at all, but 
stood on the east side of Orange (now Washington) Street, just south of Essex 
Street and directly opposite Frog Lane (now Boylston Street). A representa- 
tion of the tree, with an inscription, is placed on the outside of the building 
numbered 630 Washington Street. 

I am informed that the statement on p. 141 was based on the following pas- 
sage in ShurtlefTs "Topographical and Historical Description of Boston" 
(1871; : 

" Upon Its largest limb, now gone, it has been supposed that some of the early executions in 
the colony took place, and n is certain that during the revolutionary struggles of America this 
tree [i. e. the Great Elm] wa- one of the places of constant resort of the Sons of Liberty, who 
frequently caused it to be illuminated with lanterns on evenings of rejoicing and on festal occa- 
sions. It also served the purpose of exhibitions of popular feeling and indignation, for many 
has been the tory who ha.- t*-en hung in effigy from its branches. Perhaps on this account it 
acquired the name ' Libenry Tree,' which it bore in 1784 (the tree originally bearing the name 
having been taken down) " Cp. 334}. 

286 Notes [July 

Presumably Shurtleff refers to the map of Boston published in the Boston 
Magazine for October, 1784. It is worth while to trace the genesis of that map. 
Shurtleff says that " it is styled • A New and Accurate Plan of the Town of 
Boston in New England,' and, like the London Magazine map, and Jeffery's maps, 
gives to the Great Elm on the Common the name of • Liberty Tree ' " (p. 96) . 
Shurtleff further says : 

" In the London Magazine for April, 1774, is published, engraved by J. Lodge, ' A Chart of 
the Coast of New England, from Beverly to Scitoate Harbor, including the Torts of Boston and 
Salem,' the plate measuring 10 by 7H inches. A neatlv engraved ' Plau of the Town of Boston ' 

occupies one corner of the plate On the twenrj-ninth of November, 1774, Thomas Jef- 

ferys, 'Geographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales,' published according to Act 
•A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England, containing the Provinces of Massachu- 
setts Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island. Divided 
into Counties and Townships. The whole composed from actual surveys, and its situation ad- 
justed by astronomical observations.' This contains in one corner the London Magazine Map 

enlarged . The same plan was copied for ' The American Atlas ' by Mr. Thomas JeflVrys, 

Geographer to the King, and printed and sold in London by R. Saver and J. Bennett, in 1778 " 
(pp. 93, 94). 

It thus appears that the map in the Boston Magazine for October, 1784, can be 
traced back directly to the map in the London Magazine for April, 1774 (xliii, 
165) . A map made in England is obviously not authoritative on the point under 

It is extremely surprising, it may be remarked in conclusion, that Shurtleff, 
though careful to state that in 1784 the Liberty Tree had " been taken down," 
apparently mentions the Liberty Tree only in connection with the Great Elm on 
the Common, and nowhere indicates the precise spot where the Liberty Tree 
stood. Albert Matthews. 

Boston, Mass. 

' "" • 

Messenger. — Extracts from an old account book belonging to the Messenger 
family, and now in the hands of Edgar Messenger of Jamestown, N. Y. 

The first entry in this account book appears to be June 9, 1761, and is as fol- 
lows : " Sheffield, June 9, 1761. Samuel Messenger. Dr. To a part of a kettle 
and a pair of cards and buckets, : 12 : 2." It appears from this book that the 
faJiily lived in Sheffield during 1761, and there is an account dated " Egerimont," 
February 8, 1762. Several memoranda are dated Great Barrington in 1763. 

The book appears to have been owned by Daniel Messenger, who had accounts 
with Samuel Messenger in July, 1763; with Andrew Messenger in 1771, and 
with Boderick Messenger in 1 763 and 1771, and appears to have settled with hirr i 
at " Burlinton," Mar. 28, 1779. There is also an account with Roderick Mes- 
senger, dated " Ruport," August 21, 1776, where they both signed a settlement. 
Also an account dated " Lenix," Mar. 17, 1777. and another dated Lenox ye 14, 
1779 — evidently meant to be May 14, judging from other accounts on the same 
page. He appears to have been in Lenox in 1783, '84, '89, and there is a settle- 
ment with Lemuel Collins. 

I find some accounts in this book dated Pompey, January and February, 1803, 
and it is presumed that this is Pompey, N. Y.. as the family afterwards lived in 
Onondaga County, N. Y. Mention is made of these dates and places, as possibly 
they may be of some assistance to those who have been looking up the history 
of the Messenger family. 

The following are records which I find in this book : 
Daniel Messenger and Dorcas Bronson married October ye 21 AD 1762. 

Peter Messenger was born October ye 31 AD 1763. 

Leady Messenger was born March ye 17 AD 1765. 

Eliza" Messenger was born December ye 27 AD 1766. 

Daniel Messenger was born October ye 24 AD and died ye 4 of November 1768. 

Having another born January ye 24 A D 17© and called his name Daniel. 

Hannah was born November ye 14 A D 1771. 

Martin was born October ye 23 A D 1773. 

Dorcas was born October 21 A D 1775. 

Dora (?) was born September ye A D 1777 (?) 

Anoxie died ye 12 of June A D 1778 

Cloe was born ye 23 of December A D 1778. 
Stephen Messenger and Clarissa Downer was married Feb. 26th, 1S09. 

Lois Ann, born July 30th, 1811. 

Elvira born October 27, 1812. 


Notes 287 

Laory born Octo 2nd, 1814. 

George D. born Augt. 19th, 1816. 

Eveline born August 17th, 1818. 
Sarah Doud was born the 12 of October 1774. 
Marah Doud was born the 17 of January 1777. 
Eebeccah born November 14, 1784. 
Stephen was born 30 of October 1786. 
Lucy was born 28 of August 1790. 
I also note the following : 

Aug. 5, 1784. Then Daniel went to live with Elijah Gates. 

May 5, 1785. Then Daniel began with Elijah Gates for 6 months more at 18s 
per month. 

There was also an account with Cyrus Messenger, dated February 16, 1809. 
From the nature of the accounts Daniel Messenger appears to have been a 
farmer, and the account book has a great many names of people that he had 
accounts with in the different places where he lived. 

Kansas City, Mo. J. B. White. 

Vallotton. — In presenting to the Society the manuscript of which the follow- 
ing is a copy, Dr. Samuel A. Green of Boston writes : " This manuscript was 
found in a lot of old junk in Boston, and given to me some months ago. It 
contains genealogical facts of considerable interest and value, and should be 
preserved. They relate to a family in Savannah, as I infer ; and in the paper are 
several references to the Bev. John J. Zubly, before he came to this country 
from Switzerland . . . Perhaps the original record, of which this is in part a 
translation, may be found in Switzerland." 

The birth days and Babtizeing of the children of Jeremiah Oliver Vallot- 
ton & Elizabeth Landry his wife. 

Eirst Born, David Moses, July 6th, 1745. Thursday at 3 Clock in the Morn- 
ing the Moon 18 days old, and Babtiz'd Sep*. 15th. Following Gossips David 
Truan and M re Terrian by the Reverend M r John Jehoikam Zubly. 

The Second Being a daughter was Born on Tuesday Jane the 8th. 1747. Be- 
tween 3 & 4 o,Clock. in the Afternoon Babtiz'd 11th. September by M r . Zouber- 
behler. Gosips David Sablet & Rose Cook her Name is Rose Elizabeth R. C. 
Wife of Tho 5 Cook. 

Third, Jeremiah Born on Monday Sepf. 11th 1749. Moon 11 Days old was 
Babtiz'd, 22d May 1750 by M r Chiffele at his house Gosips, John Peter Generiat 
& Teresia De Jean, daughter of Cap' De Jean. 

Fourth, The Fourth was Born on Wednesday The 8th day of Aug* 1753 the 
10th. day of the Moon Between Ten & 11 O Clock at Night Babtiz'd Jan? 3d 
1754 Gosips Jeansack & M ra Coffee. Minister M r Zouberbehler his Name is 

Fifth, the Fifth a daughter Margaret was Born Aug*. 31. 1756 at 5 Clock in 
the Morning 6th Day of the Moon. Gosips Anthony Paget & his wife Margaret 
Paget, died, Sept/. 10th the Same Year. Sixth, Namd Mary, was Born Oct r . 15th 
1758 the 14th day of the Moon, baptizd 29th, by R d . M r . Zubly at my house. 
The Seventh was* Born Aug*. 21 1762 at 3 O Clock in the Morning the Third day 
of the Moon babtiz'd by M r Zouberbehler Gosips Peter Grinare his name is 

The above a True Copy From the Original in the French Translated by 

David M. Vallotton 
Copv from 

Mai [illegible] 

David M. "Vallotton & M. Du Bois was Married the 30th day of March 1767 
by the Rev d J. J. Zubly & have had the following children. 
" [176]9 Had a still born daughter 15th Dec r . 

[17]71 Had a son born June 9th Babtiz'd by the Rev* 1 J. J. Zubly nam'd 

1773 Had a son born Sepf 23 d Babtiz'd by the Rev d J. J. Zubly. call'd 
Will™ di'd the 11 th October havs liv'd 18 days 

[177]4 Had a daughter born Nov* 24th Babtiz'd by the Rev 4 J. J. Zubly her 
name's Mary 

[17] 76 Had a son born July 18th Babtiz'd by the Rev* J. J. Zubly nam d . Jere h . 

288 Notes [Julv 

[1]779 Had a daughter bom Feb? 14th Babtiz'd by the Rev* J. J. Zubly 

nam'd Damarus Elizabeth 
[17]81 Had a son born the 1st Sept r . the 12 day of the moon's age about a 
quarter after 12 Clock y* morning Babtiz'd by the Bev d , "Will- 
Brown nam'd Paul Jon", 
[illegible from water stain] 

[ ] Clock in [ ] moons age 
21 days babtiz'd 12 day of March by the Revd J Holmes namd Benj- 
1786 Had a daughter born about 2 Clock past middsy Babtiz'd by Dar^ 
[ Jontaguts, J. P. of the town of [Sav] annah the 11th day of June 
died 13 day & interr'd 14th day [na]m'd Jeremiah the Omnipotent'; 
will be done & Immacculate Jesus' 
John Glass and Mary Vallotton Was Married 1791 June 26th & Have had the 
f pllowing Children 

1st Born. Mary Glass, a Daughter 1792 June ISth, babtizd by Revi 

B. Lindsey 
2 d Born, a Son Named John. July 29th 1794. babnzed bv the Reverend 

M™ Mary Vallotton died 20th April 1804. 

Virtue and truth will ne'er expire 
For God will tune the living lyre 

Cutter. — Supplementary to the " Cutter Family of New England," Boston. 
1871, p. 254. 

1. Cranston* Cutter {Andrew, 6 Nehemiah,* Gershom* Gershom. 1 Bichard 1 ). 
born at Menotomy (now Arlington), Mass., 29 Oct. 1785. died at Boston in the 
fall of 1826. He married Ann Hinkling of Halifax, Nova Scotia, who died about 
Dec. 1831. She was an Episcopalian, and a member of the Bedford Street 
Chapel. Cranston Cutter was a chairmaker. 

Children : 

i. Adeline, 7 b. at Halifax, N. S., 1814; d. at Boston in 1843; m. Sam- 
uel Avertll, a shipjoiner. Children: I. Samuel, scalded to 
death, aged 6. 2. Matilda, d. aged 3. 3. Ann, lived in Boston. 

ii j Olivia Mary, b. at Halifax, N. S., 11 June 1816; d. at Beverly. 
Mass., 21 July 1858, where she had moved in 1849 ; m. Jonas Reed 
of Newton, Mass., a blacksmith and farmer. Child: Katie F.. 
b. 12 May 1846; d. at Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 1865, of consump- 
tion, at the house of her aunt, Mrs. Murdock. 

iii. Andrew, b. at Boston abt. 1818; whaler; went on a three years' 
cruise, when aged eleven years, and was not directly heard from 
after he was eighteen years old. 

Iv. Matilda Augusta, b. 1820 ; d. in London, Eng.. Sept. 1854 : m. Shel- 
don Edgar Hubbard. They went from Boston to New York 
about 1842, and he was captain and part owner of some of the 
New York, London, and Liverpool liners, and in the employ of 
Grinnell, Minturn & Co., for many years. Children : Two sons, 
who d. when they were five or six years old, and two daus., the 
youngest of whom, Minnie, survived. 

v. Phebe Ann, b. 1822 ; d. unm. at Cambridge- Mass., Aug. 1849, of 
consumption, at Daniel Draper's. 
2. vi. Samuel, b. at Boston 1 Oct. 1824. 

2. Samuel 7 Cutter (Cranston, 8 Andrew,* Nehemiah.* Gershom, 3 Gershom, 1 
Bichard) 1 , born at Boston 1 Oct. 1824, married at Beverly (intention dated 
15 Jan. 1848) Rebecca Ober Standley, born 13 July 1838, daughter of Sands 
and Rebecca (Thissel) of Beverly. 

Samuel, being the youngest of six children, was left when seven years of age 
without father or mother, and was sent by his elder sisters to the Boston 
Asylum, and went thence to the Thompson's Island Farm School, Boston Harbor, 
where he remained until 16 March, 1889, when he was beyond oat as an appren- 
tice to Paul Hall, shoemaker, of Wenham. At the age of nineteen and a hair 
he attempted to buy out his time for $100, and was assisted in doing so by 
Deacon Moses Grant of Boston. In 1840 he went to Beverly. For two years 
he went fishing on the Banks. In 1856 he resided in Westborough. being en- 


Notes 289 

ployed at the State Reform School. In 1859 he resided at Hampton Falls, N. H. 
In 1860 he was again in Beverly, and served also from 11 Aug. 1862 to 7 Aug. 
1863 (9 months troops), in Company E, 8th Mass. Eegiment. His health failed 
owing to exposure in the war, and for a number of years he was able to do 
light work only. 

Children : 
i. Matilda Ann, 8 b. at Beverly 5 Jan. 1849 ; m. John E. Foster of 
BeverlT. Children : 1. Clarence, d. young. 2. Clinton S., b. 8 
Sept. 1872. 
ii. Mary Emeline, b. 18 May 1852 ; d. at Westborough 11 July 1858. 
iii. Samuel, b. 20 Aug. 1856 ; shoecutter, resides at Beverly. 
Woburn, Mass. William R. Cutter. 

Two Seth Chaplns. — Up to the present time it has been accepted as a fact 
that there was but one Lieut. Seth Chapin in the American army during the 
Revolution, and that he was of Mendon 1 . My investigations show conclusive- 
ly that there were two Lieut. Seth Chapins, one of Mendon, and one of 

The following two items prove the existence of a Lieut. Seth Chapin of New- 

(1) " Sheth Chapin, 28 years old, Enlisted 12 May 1775, born at Newport, 
R. I. Blacksmith. Capt. Topham's Co., Col. Churches Regt." (Register, vol. 
55, p. 82). 

(2) " Seth Chapin, appointed July 19, 1777, Lieutenant, of Newport, Newport 
Co., family resides at Tiverton, Newport Co." Dated 1 Aug. 1779, Bristol (R. I. 
Rolls, vol.' 5, p. 19). 

The fact that he was of Newport ( which word occurs so often that it can 
not have been other than intentional), that he had a family living at Tiverton, 
and that he was a blacksmith, entirely destroys the theory of his identity with 
the Lieut. Seth of Mendon, who at this time was of Mendon, with a family liv- 
ing there, and who was a yeoman and not a blacksmith. The separate existence 
of Seth of Newport is further brought out by a suit in the Washington County 
(R. I.) Court, in 1773 (H., p. 425). 

That this Lieut. Seth Chapin of Newport, who was "appointed July 19 1777," 
was the Lieut. Seth Chapin of Col. Sherborn's regiment, the following clearly 
shows : 

" Seth Chapin, 1st Lieut in 3rd Co., Capt. James Webb, Col. Henrv Sher- 
born's Regt. from 1 June to 21 July 1778. Appointed 19 July 1777." Dated White 
Plains July 21 ( R. I. Rolls, vol. 4, p. 114, also pp. 99, 119-120). 

Furthermore it is much more likely that Seth of Newport should be lieuten- 
ant in Sherborn's Rhode Island Regiment, than that Seth of Mendon, Mass., 
should be an officer in it. 

Now it follows that it was Lieut. Chapin of Newport, who captured the Eng- 
lish brig in Narragansett Bay in December of 1778, for the only authority we 
have for this, the Providence Gazette of Dec. 19, 1778, states that it was Lieut. 
Chapin of Col. Sherborn's regiment. Several other things point to its being 
Seth of Newport. In the first place there is no tradition in the family of Seth 
of Mendon that he performed such a feat, and tradition seizes upon less re- 
markable events to perpetuate where the excuse exists. Secondly, we know that 
Seth of Newport was in the army at the time ( R. I. Rolls, vol. 4, pp. 98, 103, 116 ; 
and Pension Office, Washington), while we do not know that Seth of Mendon 
was then serving. Thirdly, as the scene of the capture was near Newport, 
where he doubtless knew his ground, it is more likely to have been Seth of 
Newport who was concerned, and not Seth of Mendon, who lived inland. 

The next question that confronts us is, which Seth was spy in Rhode Island 
in 1778-9. Crowell's " Spirit of '76," p 181, states that it was Lieut. Chapin of 
Col. Sherborn's regiment. This seems the most probable, as it did in the pre- 
ceding case, and for the same reasons, namely that the spy service was carried 
on near Newport where Seth of Newport had a chance to know the lay of the 
land ; that it required a knowledge of boating, and that Seth of Newport prob- 
ably was more proficient in this respect than the Mendon lieutenant ; that we 

1 See Field's " Esek Hopkins," p. 208. This also contains a picture of Lieut. 
Seth Chapin of Mendon, not Lieut. Seth Chapin of the Providence, as is stated under 
the picture. 

290 Jfbtes [July 

know that Seth of Newport was serving apparently continuously in the army 
during the spy service period of 177.i-9 (R. I. Rolls, vol. 4, pp. 98, 103. 116. etc.), 
and that he was paid for being absent from his regiment in July, August and No- 
vember, 1779 ( R. I. Archives, Council of War, pp. 23, 30). while we have good 
reason ito believe that Seth of Mendon was not continually in service ( Mass. 
Rolls, vol. 26, p. 130; 28, p. 54). Besides, a Mr. Barker of Newport assisted the 
spy Chapin in his work, and if the spy was the Newport man he would doubt- 
less have been acquainted with Barker before the war — a point which would 
have tended to induce the American general to pick him out rather than a stran- 
ger from Massachusetts. 

On the other hand we have the statement of the son of Lieut. Seth Chapin of 
Mendon that his father was a spy in Rhode Island in 1778-9. when in 1840 this 
son applied to the United States Government for tie pension due to his deceased 
father. The pension was not granted, because the other services were not of 
sufficient duration, and there were -• no particulars " given concerning the spy 
service (Letter from Pension Office). Certainly the son would have given 
some " particulars" if he had known them, since by so doing he might have ob- 
tained the pension — the more as he paid his brothers and sisters quit claims 
amounting to $25.00 for their share of their father's pension. The question 
now arises how he came to have the idea that his father was a spy, if his father 
had not really been one. This, however, can easily be explained by the fact that in 
] 833, several years before he made his application, evidence had been submitted to 
the Pension Office from Providence (where the son of Seth Chapin of Mendon 
was then living) showing incidentally that a Lieut. Chapin had been a spy in Rhode 
Island in 1778. It is more than probable that Seth Chapin's son heard of this 
and, knowing that his father served in Rhode Island in August 1778 ( Mass. 
Rolls, vol. 26, p. 130), drew the conclusion, quite naturally, that the spy must 
have been his father. This would explain why he could give " no particulars " 
of the spy service. That in the pension claim Seth of Mendon is not men- 
tioned as being of Col. Sherborn's regiment adds weight to this hypothesis. 
Furthermore there is no tradition among the other branches of the family that 
Seth of Mendon served as a spy. A tradition, of course, proves nothing, but 
the absence of a tradition is, circumstantially, good negative evidence for sup- 
posing that a remarkable occurrence did not happen ; for the unusual is gener- 
ally magnified and but rarely ignored. 

If ye should admit for the moment that Lieut- Seth of Mendon was the spy 
■we would be confronted with the fact that during the winter of 1778-9 there were 
two 1st Lieut. Seth Chapins acting as spies in command of a small boat and a 
half-dozen men cruising on the Sakonnet River. The possibility of this, con- 
sidering the danger due to the season of the year and the condition of the war, 
is too slight to be considered, so that Seth of Newport must be accepted both 
as the hero of the brig and as the spy. 

Having proved that Lieut. Seth of Newport was accustomed to boats, it cer- 
tainly seems more probable that he. a Rhode Islander too. would be commis- 
sioned lieutenant on board "the ship Providence in 1776. At that time Seth of 
Newport was apparently not serving in the army, so that he would have been 
free to serve in the marines, while on the other hand we know that Seth of 
Mendon was then in the army ( Mass. Rolls, vol. 43, p 222 : vol. 28, pp. 25, 119 ; 
R. I. Ser., vol. 1, p 135). Furthermore the signature of Seth of Mendon 
differs materially from that of Seth of the Providence, while there is no tradi- 
tion in the family that Seth of Mendon ever served on shipboard. 

In 1780 a Seth Chapin was commissioned captain in Rhode Island. (R. I. 
Col Rec, pr. vol. 9, p. 197). This was doubtless Seth of Newport, who as a 
Rhode Islander and a spy was certainly in line for advancement in Rhode Island. 
Lieut. Seth Chapin of Mendon was habitually so called throughout his life, which 
seems to show that it was not he who was commissioned captain. 

We have in general outlined the military service of Seth of Newport, and as 
Seth of Mendon has many descendants * we subjoin a brief sketch of his mili- 
tary career. 

He first enlisted as a corporal in Capt. John Albee's (1st) company of vol- 
unteers, which marched from Mendon to Roxbury on the Lexington alarm, 19 
April 1775, serving 9 days ( Mass. Arch. vol. 2, p. 181) ; as 2d lieutenant in Capt. 
Sam. Craggins' (1st) company, Col. Ezra Woods's (Worcester Co.) regiment, 

1 See ms. genealogy of his descendants in the possession of this Society. 


Booh Notices 291 

being commissioned July 9, 1776 (Mass. Arch., vol. 28, pp.25, 119; vol. 43, 
p. 222). This company served under General Sullivan at the battle of Long Is- 
land. 27 Aug. 1776, and Seth Chapin was also paymaster (ex inform. D. E. Fisk). 

He was advanced to the office of 1st lieutenant and, enlisting Dec. 8, 1776, 
served in Rhode Island till January 21, 1777 (Mass. Arch., R. I. Ser., vol. 1. p. 
135). It was probably at this time that he was quartered in University Hall, 
Brown University. He was in service 15 May 1778 (Rev. Res., vol. 202, p. 
196). and again in July 1778, when he joined Gen. Sullivan's expedition against 
Newport (Mass. Arch., vol. 26, p. 130; and Pension Office, Washington). He 
served twice in 1779, once in August (Mass. Arch., vol. 28, p. 54), and once in 
September. His last service was in Rhode Island on the alarm of July 27, 1780, 
when he served 16 days (Mass. Rolls, vol. 1, pp. 2, 30). 

H. M. Chapm. 

84 Keene Street, Providence, B. I. 

Historical Intelligence 

English Surnames. — Mr. Charles A. Berneau, Walton-on-Thames, England, 
announces the contemplated publication of " References to English Surnames 
in 1601," by F. K. and S. Hitching. This volume is an index giving about 19,650 
references to surnames contained in the printed registers of 778 English parishes 
during the first years of the 17th century. For particulars address the publisher. 


[The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail. For the January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1; for April, by 
Feb. 1 ; for July, by May 1 ; and for October, by July 1.] 

The family of Best in America, of Holland descent, with copious biographical 
notes, 170C-1901, by Charles Best Benson. [New York, The Knicker- 
bocker Press, 1909.] 8° pp. 189, illus. 

Jacob Best was a volunteer from Annesburg, now Germantown, N. Y., for 
the expedition against Canada in 17 1 1 . This record of his descendants is brought 
down to the twentieth century, and adds to the list of genealogies of families 
of Dutch descent one that will be of interest and value to many genealogists. 
The work is clearly printed and well indexed. 

A genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Carter of Beading and Weston, Mass. 
and Hebron and Warren, Conn., also some account of the descendants of his 
brothers Eleazer, Daniel, Ebenezer, and Ezra, sons of Thomas* Carter and 
grandsons of Bev. Thomas Carter, first minister of Woburn, Mass., compiled by 
Howard Williston Carter. Norfolk, Conn., published by the author, 1909. 
8° pp. 341, illus. Price $5.00. Address the author, Norfolk, Conn. 
The title-page gives a careful description of the contents of this large and 
useful genealogy, which is arranged on the Register plan and also indexed. It 
will be very helpful in tracing this numerous family, although the author's re- 
gret is shared that a complete record of all the descendants of the Rev. Thomas 
Carter, first minister of Woburn, could not have been included in this work. 
(In 1887 was published a genealogy of two of the sons of Samuel, oldest son of 
the Rev. Thomas.) This volume is well illustrated, and the appendices con- 
tain some interesting facsimiles. It is the result of years of effort in collecting 
the data of the family, and proves to be a welcome publication. 

The descendants of Elisha Cole who came from Cape Cod to tohat is now Putnam 
County, New York, about 1745, compiled by Joseph O. Curtis. New York, 
Tobias Wright, 1909. 8° pp. 237, illus. 
From Daniel Cole of Yarmouth, Mass., in 1643, the line is carried down 

through William and Elisha to Elisha who was born in 1719 and settled in 

•All the unsigned reviews are written by Miss Alice Ltjcretia Westgate of Boston. 

292 Booh Xotices [Julv 

Dutchess, now Putnam, County, N. T. His wife was Hannah Smaller, and the 
record of their descendants is here brought down to date. The arrangement is 
fairly simple, and there is an index. It will be a helpful genealogy for those 
interested in New York families. There is a brief account of the colonial fami- 
lies into which the early Coles married, e.g. Brewster, Prince, Freeman, Hop- 
kins, Denison, and Leete. 

The Conkling- Prosch Family, with some reference to the Dotter, Boe. Beynolds, 

Brooks, Mopes. Elder, McCarver, and other connections, by Thomas W. Prosch. 

Seattle [Wash.], Press of the General Lithographing and Printing Companv, 

1909. 8° pp. 141, illus. 

Ananias Conkling and his brother John were interested in the glass works in 
Salem, Mass., as early as 1638. A son of Ananias is supposed to be the John 
Conkling who led the family west into the state of New York. The line is 
brought down to Susan Conkling, who married, in 1846. Charles Prosch. whose 
father William, of Hanoverian parentage, was born in Europe in 1786. William 
Prosch bad married Christiana Dotter of Thnringen, and these two young Ger- 
mans came to America in 1811. Charles Prosch was a painter by trade. He 
became one of the pioneer settlers of the Pacific coast, and the interesting details 
of his experiences during the early days form the most valuable feature of this 
narrative, which contains an unusual amount of information besides the gene- 
alogy of the f amfly. 

A genealogical history of the Dupuy family by Charles Medetith Dufuy, late of 

New York City, with additions by his son, Herbert Dupuy. Philadelphia. 

printed for private circulation by J. B. Lippincott Company, 1910. 4° pp. 165, 

ill us. charts. 

This Huguenot family is claimed anciently to have been of Italian origin — 
Del Poggio of Lucca. The American record begins with Dr. John Dupuy, who 
settled in New York in 1715, having lived previously in the island of Jamaica. 
He became a well-known physician and was a member of Trinity Church. The 
fully- written history of his descendants makes a large, handsome volume, clearly 
printed on excellent paper, with frequent illustrations, including portraits, sil- 
houettes, facsimiles of deeds, maps, and several pedigree charts. The families 
of Haskins, Richards, Evans, Richardson, Loockermans, Hostetter, and Eickey 
receive co jfciderable attention, and among other matters contained in the ap- 
pendixes there is reprinted an excellent address on " St. Bartholomew's Day " 
by Charles M. Dnpuy, vice-president from Pennsylvania of the Huguenot Society 
of America. 

Universal International Genealogy and of the ancient Fernald Families with chro- 
nology from creation found in the discovered lost rolls, primitive Bible, squares 
Hebrew, Egyptian and other languages, by Charles Augustus Fernald, M.D. 
f° pp. 432, illus. Price $5.00, $10.00, and $15.00, according to binding. 
Apply to the author, 1483 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 
It is impossible in a brief notice to give an adequate description of this re- 
markable collection of universal information, which the author states was 
gleaned from a study of thirty-four languages, ancient and modern coins, monu- 
ments, mounds, Moabite genealogy stone, and other sources, and which traces the 
Fernald family back to Adam and Eve who, the author tells us, were created 
December 6 and 7, 4376 B.C. William Shakespeare's familiar autograph appears 
as the non-de-plnme of Samuel Washington, who he really was, and George 
Washington's portrait and signature are often given. In George Washington's 
name the author finds the words Firnel and Ferntl, which he says the signature 
itself shows. Readers are sure to And similar unexpected and diverting state- 
ments throughout this unique work. 

The Frost genealogy, by Alfred A. Doane. [Reprinted from the Yarmouth 

Herald. February 1910.] 8° pp. 8. 

This is a record of some of the descendants of John and Jeremiah Frost, sons 
of James and Margaret (Goodwin) Frost of Emery, Maine, who went from 
Kittery to Argyle. N. S., in 1761. 

The Gimm Family history and genealogy, by Mrs. Ralph E. Johnson. Lincoln. 
Neb,, published by Gillespie and Phillips [1909\ 8° pp. 45, illus. 


Book Notices 293 

If others, who are descendants of German stock of comparatively recent 
American adoption, would make as determined and persistent an effort as the 
author of this book shows to establish authentically the connection with the 
family in the Fatherland, and get accurate records from parish registers in doing 
so, they would be producing a work whose value and usefulness would be con- 
stantly increasing. Johann Christoph Voigt and his wife Johanna Elisabeth 
(Gimm) were both in America in 1848. One of their grand-daughters, Augusta 
Virginia (Voigt) Johnson, has succeeded in tracing the Gimm line back several 
generations in Germany, and is at work on the Voigt family. The book is ar- 
tistically bound in limp green leather. It is to be hoped that Mrs. Johnson 
will continue to bring out the records of various branches of her family. 

Genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Gleason of Watertown, Mass., 1607- 

1909, published by John Barber White, edited by Lillian May Wilson. 

Haverhill, Mass., press of the Nichols Print, 1909. 8° pp. 672, illus. Price 

$7.50. Apply to Mrs. J. B. White, 518 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, Wis. 

More than five thousand descendants of Thomas Gleason are recorded in this 

large volume, which includes the immense genealogical collections made by the 

late Daniel A. Gleason of Boston, the late Joseph Meade Gleason of Cincinnati, 

and Albert H. Gleason of Chicago. The arrangement of the material is simple, 

and it is well indexed. Many extracts from wills and deeds are given in the 

biographical sketches, which are scholarly and concise presentations of facts. 

The first part of the book contains the report by J. Henry Lea of the research 

made by him in England. The edition is limited to two hundred and fifty copies. 

A family history. [Hyder and Delaplaine.] Taneytown, Md., The Carroll 

Kecord Print, 1909. 8° pp. 44. 

John Hyder of Uniontown, Carroll County, Md., was born in 1787, the son of 
John William Hyder who came from Anspach, Eranconia, Germany. Catharine 
Delaplaine, the wife of John Hyder, was born in 1788. This reminiscent sketch 
consists chiefly of anecdotes concerning the children and their acquaintances. 
The accomplishments, costumes, and customs of the early part of the nineteenth 
century are depicted with a quaint, intimate, and unerring touch that makes the 
sketcL a delightful picture of the period. A considerable amount of genealogi- 
cal data is scattered through the pamphlet which, however, is not indexed. 

The Kendalls of Austrey, Twycross and Smithsby. [Entered at Stationers' Hall, 
London.] 4° pp. 64, illus. Price 3 guineas. Apply to the publishers, W. P. 
Griffith and Sons, Limited, Old Bailey, London, E. C. 

The data gathered by Henry John Broughton Kendall is here printed by him 
especially that the immediate family may have the benefit of his years of re- 
search. This family settled on the borders of Leicestershire, Warwickshire, and 
Derbyshire, and the connection is also shown with the branches of the family 
in Westmoreland and Hertfordshire. All the statements made are supported by 
documentary evidence, and the book is consequently reliable and valuable. 

Lindsay Family Association of America, annual report for 1909, edited by Mrs. 

Maegaeet Lindsay Atkinson. 8° pp. 105-140. 

The results of research made both in America and England are contained in 
this report, which gives the usual official lists. 

A study of the origin and signification of the surname McAleer, and a contribution 
to a McAleer Genealogy, compiled by George McAleer, M.D. Worcester, 
Mass., published by the author, 1909. 8° pp. 103, port., chart. 
Several articles from Irish journals, and letters from Irishmen on the original 
form of the name McAleer, are here reprinted by the author after a study of the 
changed conditions of Ireland. The genealogy is concerned with the descend- 
ants of Lawrence, son of Hugh McAleer and Catharine (Keenan), who emigrated 
to Canada In 1831. A chart published with the book will be found helpful. 

Moffat genealogies : descent from Bev, John Moffat of Ulster County, New York, 
by Burnham Moffat. Privately printed [Press of L. Middleditch Co., New 
York], 1909. 8" pp. 158, map. 
Beginning with some description of the early divisions of Ulster and Orange 

counties, N. Y., and following with a brief account of the early Moffats, this nar~ 

294 Booh Notices [July 

rative soon reaches the history of Rev. John Moffat. A ; ' Genealogical Table" 
of his descendants fills sixty pages at the end of the book, which also contains 
copious biographical sketches of some of the interesting members of the family. 
The book is attractive in appearance and has been printed, the anthor states, 
that others may have the benefit of the information he has collected concerning 
Bev. John Moffat and his branch of the family. His example is worthy of being 

Eighteenth annual report of the Reynolds Family Association , hdd at Morris Core, 
New Haven, Conn., 19 August 1909. Middletown, Conn.. Press of Pelton 
and King. 8° pp. 22. 

An extract from the record of the Visitation of Warwickshire in 1619. and the 
necrology of the Association, furnish all the genealogical items in this number, 
which gives a brief notice of the reunion itself and the usual official lists. 

Memorials of the family of Shelly of Great Yarmouth, their ancestors and de- 
scendants, compiled by J oks Shellt of Plymouth. London [Eng.]. printed 
for private circulation and issued by Phillimore and Co., 124 Chancerv Lane, 
1909. 4° pp. 47, illus. chart. 

A brief account of the Shellys of Ely, with a pedigree chart, precedes the 
more complete record of the Shellys of Great Yarmouth, who settled in that 
place before 1651 and doubtless were direct descendants of the Ely branch. 
Some charming family portraits and a liberal amount of biographical material 
appear in this volume, which certainly should accomplish the authors mission 
in issuing it and reviving the family interest. 

Genealogy of the Shumvcay Family in the United Stales of America, compiled by 
Asahel Adams Shumway. New York, Tobias A. Wright. 1909. 6° pp. 478, 

Peter Shumway, the son of Peter the emigrant, was born in 1678, and in 1750 
presented for a second time a petition to the General Court wherein he recited 
that he was of Oxford, the son of Peter of Topsfield, and asked for some gratuity 
for the service rendered by his father during the Xaxragansett War. Although 
there is no absolute proof of the fact, the tradition that Peter Shumway was a 
French Huguenot is undoubtedly true. The genealogy is not grouped by gene- 
rations, as is usually done in works of this size, but the preface states that the 
plan is "to run out the line of posterity through the oldest child in each suc- 
cessive family." There is a good index, however. The genealogy is a valuable 
and useful addition to any library, and of interest to genealogists and thousands 
of descendants. 

A brief sketch of the ancestry of Alden Spooner, late of Broolline, L. I., xeith a 
record of his descendants to August 1909, compiled by Alden S. Hexing. 
Topeka, Kan., 1909. 8° pp. [27], port. 

This family of printers was allied with the Greens, a family well known in 
the printing trade. Alden Spooner was born in 1783 in Westminster. Yt., but 
moved with his family to Brooklyn in 1811. The record of the descendants, 
although brief, is brought down to date. There is no index. The book, which 
is bound in full morocco, seems to be designed especially for the use of the 

Taft Family News. Volume 1. Number 1. May 1910. Burlington, Yt., pub- 
lished by Russell W. Taft. 8° pp. 16. Price §1.00 per year. 
A sketch of Robert Taft of Mendon, Mass., was begun in this number, which 
also contains an unusually bright paragraph on the use of coats-of-arms by 
Americans. It is to be regretted that a "paster" slip has been added to this 
first number stating that lack of sufficient support compels its discontinuance. 

T~iele. Two hundred and fifty years with a Dutch family of Yew York, compiled 

by Kathlyne Kmckerbockee Yeele. New York. Tobias R. Wright. 1909. 

8° pp. 149, illus. Price §5.00. address the author, 357 Park Avenue. Yonkers, 

N. Y. 

This record of seven generations of a well-known Xew York family of Dutch 
stock is issued by Miss Viele primarily to replace the one made by her father, 


Book Notices 295 

Gen. Egbert L. Viele, about 1875. In addition to the genealogy, which is well 
compiled and clearly arranged, there is a monograph on Aerhnout Cornelisen 
Viel, the interpreter, and also sketches of Gen. Viele and his two gifted sons — 
the late Herman Knickerbocker Viele, and Francis Viele-GrifHn, editor of the 
Mercure de France and a French poet of distinction. The volume is a pleasing 
and valuable addition to Knickerbocker genealogy. The edition is limited. 

Memoir of Philippe Maton Wiltsee and his descendants, with a historical intro- 
duction referring to the Wiltsee Nation and its colonies, by Jerome Wiltsee, Sk. 
[Printed "by G. W. Myers, Atchison, Kan., 1908.] 8° pp. 294, illus. Price 
$5.00, postage 18 cents. Apply to the author, Falls City, Neb. 
The great amount of material in this " genealogical and psychological " memoir 
makes the ordinary reader, who is unacquainted with the history of the family, 
regret that the book contains no index. The family is^of Dutch descent, and 
the record is brought down to the present time. The^ author has shown indo- 
mitable energy and perseverance in collecting records of a family so scattered. 

Materials for a history of the Withers Family, by the Rev. Reginald F. Bigg- 
Withek, M.A. Winchester [Eng.], Warren and Son, 85 High Street, 1907. 
4° pp. 271, illus. Price £1:1:0, net. Apply to the publishers. 
Extracts from ancient documents, wills, domestic state papers, historical 
manuscripts, as well as extensive entries from about twenty parish registers in 
the county of Hampshire, are contained in the appendices, and are but a slight 
indication of the valuable material here presented. Many pedigree charts illus- 
trate the connections of different branches of the family, and a long chapter is 
devoted to a history of the principal estates held by the Withers and Biggs. 
Facsimiles of ancient papers and family portraits enrich the volume, although 
the chapter on the Withers of the United States will be the feature that will 
most attract the attention of the American student to this superior book. 

Abram English Brown, a memorial. Born 21 January 1849, died 20 February 

1909. Privately printed [The Bedford Print Shop, Bedford, Mass.], 1909. 
8° pp. 21+ port. 

The sketch that appeared in the Register is reprinted here with several 
memorial addresses on Mr. Brown, together with a bibliography of his works. 

In memoriam Sereno Dwight Nickerson, 1829-1909. Boston, The most wor- 
shipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, 1909. 4° pp. 20, 

This is an appreciation of the character and services of Mr. Nickerson, who 
was for twenty-seven years Recording Grand Secretary for the Grand Lodge. 
He was born 16 October 1823, in Boston, the son of Capt. Ebenezer Nickerson, 
and was graduated from Yale College in 1845 and from the Harvard Law School 
in 1849. He soon relinquished the practice of law, and entered mercantile life 
with his father. A portrait of him serves as a frontispiece. 

Dr. Benjamin Gott. A family of doctors. By Horace Davis. Cambridge, John 

Wilson and Son, University Press, 1909. 8° pp. 214-219. 

This brief account of a physician who had a successful medical career in 
Marlborough, Mass., about the middle of the eighteenth century, was reprinted 
from the Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts. 

Fiftieth anniversary of Samuel Abbott Green's membership. Massachusetts His- 
torical Society, 13 January 1910. Boston, John Wilson and Son, University 
Press, 1910. 8° pp. 14. 
Some of the witticisms and felicitations exchanged at this anniversary are 

here reprinted from the Proceedings of the Society. 

Third inaugural address of Hon. James Logan, mayor of Worcester, Mass., 
3 January 1910. Worcester, Mass., Belisle Printing and Publishing Co., 

1910. 8° pp. 59, port. 

A general outline of the work accomplished by the city government during 
the past year, as well as some suggestions for the future, are to be found in 
this address. 

296 Booh Xotices [July 

The Henry Wadsicorfr, Longfellow Memorial Statue. Exercises at the unveilii.j 
7 May 1909, Washington, D. C. Printed for the subscribers by the Long- 
fellow National Memorial Association. [Boston, Mass., The Southeate Press. 
1909.] 4° pp. 31, illus. 
Miss Erica Thorp, a granddaughter of the poet, unveiled the statue after ai- 

dresses had been made by Rev. Alexander Mackay-Smith. Maj.-Gen. A. W. 

Greely. Bliss Perry, and Hamilton W. Mabie. A list of the committees and tie 

subscribers is given, and a photographic reproduction of the statue forms tie 


Lowell vs. Faxon and Hatches. A celebrated malpractice suit in Maine. By 

James Alfred Spalding, M.D. Reprinted from the American Academy of 

Medicine, Vol. XI. No. 1. February 1910. 8° pp. 28, illus. 

The states of Maine and Massachusetts were both roused by this lawsuit f<r 

malpractice in the treatment of a dislocation of the hip joint, which was fougr: 

stubbornly from 1821 to 1826, and drew into court medical opinions of mes. 

who stood highest in the profession. After much patient work the story of the 

case has finally been discovered, although an attempt to unearth it, made by tie 

Maine Medical Assocation forty years ago, failed to disclose it. 

The Meade Claim, by Frank Warren Hackett. Washington [D. C], R. Beres- 

ford, Printer, 1910. 8° pp. 26. 

As the sub-title of this pamphlet states, it contains a brief survey of the fads 
attending the ratification by Spain with the United States of the treaty of 52 
February 1819, and of the obligation assumed by the United States to pay the 
claim of Richard W. Meade against Spain as part consideration of the purchase 
of the Floridas. The subject is presented in a direct manner, chronologically. 
and shows a clear understanding of the case. It seems a good thing to have 
these facts in print. 

An old American publisher [Abraham Shearman Jr.'], by Frederic Falrchdld 
Sherman. New York, privately printed, 1910. 8° pp. [10], illus. 

Born in that part of Dartmouth, Mass., which is now called Fairhaven, this 
devoted, scholarly member of the New Bedford Monthly Meeting of the Society 
of Friends was at one time the publisher of The Columbian Courier, a weekly 
journal. Ultimately he turned his attention to book-selling and book-making. 
A list of some of his publications may be f oond at the end of this pamphlet, of 
which but twenty-five copies have been made. 

Memoir of Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, by Charles Knowles Bolton. Re- 
printed from the Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts- 
Cambridge, John Wflson and Son, University Press, 1910. 8° pp. 359-362. 

This sympathetic sketch of the late state librarian is drawn by one who knew 
him well and had often been associated with him in carrying forward projects 
that engaged their common interest. Although brief, it shows a true appreci- 
ation of Mr. Tillinghast's rare qualities, which made him a unique yet forceful 
figure among the men of the present day. 

Sir Henry Yane, Jr., Governor of Massachusetts and friend of Soger Williami 
and Bhode Island, bv Henry Melville King. Providence. R. I.. Preston ani 
Rounds Company, 1909. 12° pp. 207. 

Of all the figures of Puritan times young Sir Henry Yane is generally held to 
be the most winning, the most gifted, and the most lovable recipient of unre- 
served admiration. He was one of the gravest and ablest of English statesmen. 
of unswerving rectitude, and an enthusiastic lover of liberty. Wendell Phillips 
pronounced him the noblest human being that ever walked the streets of Boston, 
at the same time not forgetting Franklin, Washington, Garrison, or John Brown. 
This account of his life will help, perhaps, in attracting the attention of youn; 
students to his inspiring character. 

Lires of the bishops of North Carolina from the establishment of the episcopate i% 
that state down to th; dicision of the diocese, by Marshall DeLancet Hat- 
wood. Raleigh, N. C. published by Alfred Williams and Company, 191C. 
8° pp. 270, illus. Price 81.50. Apply to the publisher, Raleigh. N. C. 


Booh Notices 297 

Following a history of the foundation of the American episcopate, the lives 
of four bishops of North Carolina are given in the order of their service — John 
Stark Kavenscroft, Levi Stillman Ives, Thomas Atkinson, and Theodore Bene- 
dict Lyman. Portraits of all of them are added to the volume, which has a 
good index. The record of their labors is largely the same as the story of the 
growth of the diocese, and will therefore interest all Churchmen. 

The Loyalists of Massachusetts and the other side of the American Revolution, by 
James H. Stark. Boston, James H. Stark, 17 Milk Street, 1910. S° pp. 509, 

The spirit in which this work has been projected is well shown in its dedica- 
tion, which is addressed to the Loyalists of Massachusetts, " whose faithful 
services and memories are now forgotten by the nation they so well served." 
The discussion aroused by sonle of the general statements made here has been 
abated until their authenticity can be proved. More than two-thirds of the 
volume is filled with biographical sketches of some of the Loyalists, and the 
author states that he has yet enough material to fill another volume if he receives 
sufficient encouragement in the sale of this one. It is probable, however, that 
the student will continue to refer to Sabine's Biographical Sketches. The 
illustrations are chiefly portraits, but there are also some interesting views of 
old houses. The book is indexed, and bound in red cloth. 

History of the east side of Tremont Street [Boston]. 16° n. p., illus. 

This pamphlet contains three views of Tremont Street, Boston, taken in 1859, 
near the corner of Court Street. 

Report of the State Librarian of Connecticut for the two years ended 30 Septem- 
ber 1908. Hartford {Conn.]. Published by the State, 1909-. 8° pp. 54, illus. 
A view of the Connecticut State Library and Supreme Court Building, and 
another of the statue erected to the memory of Theophilus Eaton, first governor 
of the New Haven Colony, are the illustrations that embellish this report. 

Dorchester Day, celebration of the two hundred and seventy-ninth anniversary of 
the settlement of Dorchester, 5 June 1909, under the auspices of the Dorchester 
Historical Society. City of Boston Printing Department, 1909. 4° pp. 116, 

This volume also includes the exercises and addresses which celebrated Dor- 
chester Day the 6 June 1908, and the dedication of a flagstaff at Upham's 
Corner 19 April 1909. It was printed under an order of the City of Boston 
dated 4 October 1909, and includes about twenty illustrations. 

Old Home Day. Proceedings of the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of 
the incorporation of the town of Dover, Mass., 7 July, 1909. Printed by the 
Dover Historical and Natural History Society, 1910. 8° pp. 73. 

The addresses, original poems, music, official programme of sports, literary 
exercises, and other features of this celebration are faithfully recorded in this 
publication, which gives at the end of the pamphlet a bibliography of material 
relating to Dover. 

Fall River Indian Reservation, by Hugo A. Dubuque. Fall River, Mass., 1907. 

4° pp. 100, illus. 

In order to make proper provision for the water supply of Fall River certain 
interests in the Indian Reservation lands were required. In investigating the 
title various interesting documents came to light. They are here printed, and 
furnish some material regarding the Indians which has been but little known. 
Some of the papers from the Massachusetts Archives have never been published 
before. It is the most valuable monograph on the subject that has appeared, 
and is presented in a scholarly manner well suited to its dignified character. 

The Old and the New. An occasional magazine devoted to the institutions and 
history of the town of Hartford, Vt. Xo. 3. Hartford, Vt., 1910. 8° pp. 60, 

The last number of this magazine appeared in 1901, and the life of the com- 
munity since that date is reflected in the articles here contained. A paper on 
the Second Congregational Society, by Kate M. Cone, which was read at the 

298 Booh Xotices ' [July 

annual meeting of the chorch, 7 January 1909, is the most important contri- 

Descriptive and historical memorials of Heilman Dale, Per,n., read '■'■fore the 
Lebanon County Historical Society 16 April 1909, by Rev. U. Henry Heil- 
man, A.M. Voi. IT. No- 13, 8° pp. 107-459, illus. 
This pamphlet is full of the reminiscences of one who is warmly attached to 

the country where his German ancestors made their early homes. There is some 

account of the Heilman families that have settled in this beautiful dale, which 

increases the records of German settlers. 

Annual report of the president of the Ipswich Historical Society for the yiar ending 

1 December 1909. [No title-page.] 5° pp. 7. 

This is a brief report of tie work done by the Society in its different branches 
during the year. 

Candlewood, an ancient neighborhood of Ipswich, with genealogies of John Brown. 
William Fellows, Robert Kinsman, by T. Frank Waters. Proceedings of the 
annual meeting of the Ipswich Historical Society, 1 Dec*ml*r 1908. Publica- 
tions of the Ipswich Historical Society, XVI. Salem, Mass., The Salem Press. 
1909. 8° pp. 163, illus. maps. 

A diagram showing the early division of the locality, sometimes called 
" Candlewood " and also known as " The South Eighth," precedes the abstracts 
of title for all the lots on the plan. Reliable information of unusual value is 
contained in this contribution, which shows exhaustive, painstaking labor. The 
Kinsman Genealogy (of twenty pages) brings down to the present time those 
branches of the family that lived in Ipswich, copying the earlier generations 
from the Kinsman Genealogy of 1876. A record of nine generations of the de- 
scendants of William Fellows is contained in the next seventeen pages. A few 
less than forty pages are filled with an account of the Ipswich descendants of 
John Brown, many of their homesteads being shown on the Candlewood plan. 
An exceptionally good index includes the whole pamphlet, which is also note- 
worthy for an artistic cover of appropriate design. 

A brief history of the Middle Temple, bv C. E. A. Bed well. London [Eng.], 

Butterworth & Co., 11 and 12 Bell Yard, Temple Bar, 1909. 8o pp. 132. 
, Although the author modestly disclaims any pretense of offering a systematic- 
history of the Inn to his readers, yet there will be found in this small vol- 
ume a most valuable and interesting account of this venerable foundation. 
The references to the original authorities for many of the statements are given, 
and the chapter on the connection between the Middle Temple and Virginia is of 
special interest to the American student. 

Lynn in the Revolution, compiled from notes gathered by Howard Kendall San- 
derson. Two volumes. Boston [Mass.], W. B. Clarke Company, 26 and 28 
Tremont Street, 1909. 8° pp. 504+25, illus. 

The diary of Henry Hallowell, a Revolutionary soldier of Lynn whose services 
in the Continental Army began at Winter Hill after the Battle of Bunker Hill 
and ended in 1780, furnished the inspiration for gathering the material which 
was finally presented in these two well-illustrated useful volumes regarding 
Lynn and her soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The diary itself is here printed, 
and is an exceptionally instructive narrative, affording the reader a picture of 
the times as well as giving a contemporary's chronicle of events. More than 
three hundred pages are filled with an alphabetical list of sketches of tee soldiers 
from Lynn, which contain much biographical data as well as military services. 
The illustrations are chiefly portraits and old houses. The book is* printed in 
rather large type on heavy paper, is indexed, and bound in dark blue cloth. 

Origin of the name of Maine, by Albert Matthews. Reprinted from the Pub- 
lications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. XII. Cambridge 
[Mass.], John Wilson and Son, University Press. 1910. S : pp. 366-*?2. 
It is indeed a pleasure to have Mr. Matthews investigate the oft^ccurring 
mistake about the origin of the name of Maine and give the benefit of his re- 
search and deductions to other scholars and historians. He Droves conclusively 


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that the word " main," in the sense of mainland, had been in common nse among 
the early explorers along the New England coast long before the appearance in 
1622 of the title Province of Maine. 

The oldest paint shops in Massachusetts, by William E. "Wall, Somerrille, Mass., 
published by the author [1910]. 8° pp. 74. Price 25 cents. 
This paper was read at the nineteenth annual convention of the Society of 
Master House Painters and Decorators of Massachusetts, held 13 January 1910 
in Boston. It divides the subject into two parts, treating first those that have 
ceased to exist, and secondly those now in operation. The obituary notices of 
deceased master painters contains some biographical material. 

The first century of the Merrimack Bible Society, its founders, workers, and early 

friends, with a glance at the wider field. 1810-1910. By Kev. Horace C. 

Hovey, D.D. Newburyport, Press of the Herald Publishing Co., 1910. 8° pp. 


To place the Bible within the reach of the common people and to distribute it 
to countries that were nearly destitute of a single copy, the first Bible Society 
was formed in 1804 in London, Eng. In 1810 a Bible Society was formed in 
Newburyport, and the record of the work done by it in canvassing the city at 
different times, and the names of its officers past and present, are published in 
this pamphlet. 

Nantucket Lands and Land Owners, by Henry Barnard Worth. Nantucket 
Historical Association, "Vol. 2, Bulletin 6. Published by Nantucket Historical 
Association, 1910. 8° pp. 285-335 +-24. 

Chapters thirteen and fourteen are presented in this issue, the first giving 
some account of the Indian names of the region, and the second, abstracts of 
items relating to the estates of deceased persons as found in Book Two in the 
Registry of Deeds. Both these contributions are exceedingly valuable and use- 
ful, and continue the excellent work begun by this Association. This issue also 
contains the index. 

Dictionary of American-Indian place and proper names in New'R. A. 
Douglas-Lithgow, M.D., LL.D. Salem, Mass., The Salem Press Co., 1909. 
8° pp. 400, port. 

Warm appreciation greets the arrival